AGENDA R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council Meeting

 

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017

 

6.30PM

 


Live Streaming of Council Meeting

 

In the spirit of open, accessible and transparent government, this meeting of the Inner West Council is being streamed live on Council’s website. By speaking at a Council meeting, members of the public agree to being recorded and must ensure their speech to the Council is respectful and use appropriate language. A person who uses defamatory, discriminatory or offensive language may be exposed to liability for which Council takes no responsibility. Any part of this meeting that is held in closed session will not be recorded

 

Pre-Registration to Speak at Council Meetings

 

Council is encouraging members of the public to pre-register their interest to speak at Council Meetings as the Meeting venues have a maximum number they can hold. Members of the public can pre-register up until 2pm of the day of the Meeting. If you wish to register your interest please fill in a Register to Speak Form, available from the Inner West Council website, including:

·       your name;

·       contact details;

·       item on the Agenda you wish to speak to; and

·       whether you are for or against the recommendation in the agenda.

 

What happens after I submit the form?

Your request will then be added to a list that is shown to the Chairperson on the night of the meeting.

 

Are there any rules for speaking at a Council Meeting?

The following rules apply when addressing a Council meeting:

·       keep your address to the point, the time allowed for each speaker is limited to three minutes with one extension of not more than three minutes with the approval of the Council. This time limit applies, no matter how many items are addressed by the speaker;

·       when addressing the Meeting you must speak to the Chairperson;

·       the Chairperson may curtail public participation where the information being presented is considered repetitive or irrelevant.

 

Where Items are deferred, Council reserves the right to defer speakers until that Item is heard on the next occasion.

 

Accessibility

Inner West Council is committed to ensuring people with a disability have equal opportunity to take part in Council and Committee Meetings. If you have any access or disability related participation needs and wish to know more ring 9392 5657.

 

Persons in the public gallery are advised that under the Local Government Act 1993, a person may NOT tape record a Council meeting without the permission of Council.

 

Any persons found recording without authority will be expelled from the meeting.

 

“Record” includes the use of any form of audio, video and still camera equipment or mobile phone capable of recording speech.

 

An audio recording of this meeting will be taken for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of the minutes.  

 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

 

SUMMARY OF ITEMS

 

 

The following provides a summary of the items to be considered at the meeting.

 

1.    Acknowledgement of Country

 

2.    Apologies 

 

3.    Notice of Webcasting

 

4.    Disclosures of Interest (Section 451 of the Local Government Act
and Council’s Code of Conduct)

 

5.    Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                         Page

Minutes of 21 September 2017 Council Meeting                                                             5

 

6.    Mayoral Minutes

Nil at the time of printing.

 

7.    Staff Reports

ITEM                                                                                                                      Page

C1017 Item 1      Draft Submission on Westconnex M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement           9

C1017 Item 2      Revised Draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy 10

C1017 Item 3      Planning Proposal Snapshot of 4-38 Carrington Road, Marrickville        162

C1017 Item 4      Merger Implementation                                                                             196

C1017 Item 5      Administrator's End of Term Report                                                         229

C1017 Item 6      2017/18 Budget and 2018/19 Budget Process.                                        249

C1017 Item 7      Local Government NSW Annual Conference                                          252

C1017 Item 8      Panel of Code of Conduct Reviewers                                                      273

C1017 Item 9      Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2017 and 7 September 2017     275

C1017 Item 10    Investment Report as at 31 July 2017                                                      345

C1017 Item 11    Investment Report as at 31 August 2017                                                  380

C1017 Item 12    Tabling of Pecuniary Interest Returns of Designated Staff for the Return Period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017                                                                                415

 


 

Notices of Motion

ITEM                                                                                                                     Page

C1017 Item 13    Notice of Motion: Hire Bike Services                                                        416

C1017 Item 14    Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Croydon Road, Croydon           417

C1017 Item 15    Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Frederick Street, Ashfield          418

C1017 Item 16    Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety in Haberfield and Leichhardt          419

C1017 Item 17    Notice of Motion: Inner West Waterways                                                 420

C1017 Item 18    Notice of Motion: Council Response to the NSW Revised Draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy                                                            421

C1017 Item 19    Notice of Motion: Expediting The Delivery Of The Upgrade Of Sporting Fields And A Skate Park In Callan Park                                                                        422

C1017 Item 20    Notice of Motion: Reversing OSHC fee increases                                   423

C1017 Item 21    Notice of Motion: Unwinding The Unelected Council's Ban On Dogs In Pubs     424

C1017 Item 22    Notice of Motion: Making the Inner West a leader in renewable energy  425

C1017 Item 23    Notice of Motion: Pride in the Inner West                                                 427

C1017 Item 24    Notice of Motion: A healthier Inner West                                                  428

C1017 Item 25    Notice of Motion: Supporting our Creative Communities                         429

C1017 Item 26    Notice of Motion: Establishment of a Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor Committee     431

C1017 Item 27    Notice of Motion: Australia Day                                                                438

C1017 Item 28    Notice of Motion: Council to Enter Cities Power Partnership with the Climate Council and Prepare Report                                                                                          439

C1017 Item 29    Notice of Motion: Resident Precinct Committees                                    571

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

 

Minutes of Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 21 September 2017

 

Meeting commenced at  6.30pm

 

Present:

Darcy Byrne

Julie Passas

Marghanita Da Cruz Mark Drury

Colin Hesse

Sam Iskandar

Tom Kiat

Pauline Lockie

Victor Macri

Lucille McKenna

Rochelle Porteous

Vittoria Raciti

John Stamolis

Louise Steer

Anna York
Rik Hart

Peter Gainsford

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Interim General Manager

Deputy General Manager Assets and Environment

Michael Tzimoulas

Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

John Warburton

Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement

Ian Naylor

Manager Civic and Executive Support

Katherine Paixao

 

Business Paper Coordinator (Minute Taker)

 

The Interim General Manager acted in the role of Chairperson until the election of the Mayor.

 

1. Acknowledgement of Country by Chairperson

“I acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation on whose country we are meeting today, and their elders past and present.”

 

2. Notice of Live Streaming of Council Meeting

The Interim General Manager advised that the Council meeting was being streamed live on Council's website and members of the public must ensure their speech to the Council is respectful and use appropriate language.

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:   Nil.

 

C0917 Item 1      Oath or Affirmation of Office for Councillors

Councillors  Passas, Raciti, Iskandar, McKenna, Macri and Stamolis read out an Oath of Office during the meeting.

 

Councillors  Drury, York, Byrne, Lockie, Hesse, Steer, Da Cruz, Kiat and Porteous read out  an Affirmation of Office during the meeting.

 

C0917 Item 2      Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor

The Interim General Manager advised that the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act and Regulations.

 

The Interim General Manager advised that he has received nominations for the position of Mayor for Councillor Byrne and Councillor Lockie. 

 

RESOLVED (DRURY/HESSE)

 

THAT in the view of openness and transparency the election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor be conducted by a show of hands.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

The Interim General Manager asked all Councillors who support Councillor Byrne being the first nomination received, for the position of Mayor to raise their hands.

 

Councillor Byrne received 8 votes

 

The Interim General Manager asked all Councillors who support Councillor Lockie being the second nomination received for the position of Mayor, to raise their hands.

 

Councillor Lockie received 7 votes

 

The Interim General Manager declared that Councillor Byrne to be elected Mayor.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Byrne assumed the Chair.

 

The Interim General Manager advised that he has received nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor for Councillor Passas and Councillor Hesse. 

 

The Interim General Manager asked all Councillors who support Councillor Passas being the first nomination received, for the position of Deputy Mayor to raise their hands.

 

Councillor Passas received 8 votes

 

The Interim General Manager asked all Councillors who support Councillor Hesse being the second nomination received, for the position of Deputy Mayor to raise their hands.

 

Councillor Hesse received 7 votes

 

The Interim General Manager declared that Councillor Passas to be elected Deputy Mayor.

 

MATTER ARISING – TERM OF DEPUTY MAYOR

 

RESOLVED (BYRNE/MCKENNA)

 

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 231(2) of the Act, the Deputy Mayor be appointed for a term of 1 Year and the Deputy Mayor be elected annually.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

 

C0917 Item 3      Amendment to Council Meeting Schedule

RESOLVED   (DRURY/MCKENNA) 

 

THAT the Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2017 be replaced with an Ordinary Council Meeting on 12 October 2017.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

 

C0917 Item 4      Panel of Code of Conduct Reviewers

MOTION (DRURY/MCKENNA)

 

THAT Council appoint as its Code of Code of Reviewer Panel for a period of 4 years (expiring on 21 September 2021) the following:

 

Name

Organisation

 

 

Phil O’Toole

Centium Group Pty Ltd

Peter Moroney

Nemesis Consultancy Group Pty Ltd

John Renshaw / Kelvin Kenney

O’Connor Marsden & Associates Pty Ltd

Wayne Gilbert

PKF Forensic and Risk Services Pty Ltd

Monica Kelly

Prevention Partners

Kath Roach

SINC Solutions

Rob Ryan

Strategic Risk Solutions

Kathryn Thane

Train Reaction Pty Ltd

Council’s Internal Ombudsman*

Internal Ombudsman Service

 

 

AMENDMENT (PASSAS/HESSE)

THAT this matter be deferred to allow background information on the panel members to be provided to Councillors.

For the Amendment were Councillors Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis and Steer (10).

Against the Amendment were Councillors Byrne, Drury, Iskandar, McKenna and York (5).

The Amendment was declared carried and the Motion lapsed.

 

C0917 Item 5      Referral of Draft 30 June 2017 Financial Statements for Audit

 

RESOLVED (DRURY/MCKENNA)

 

  1. That Council refer the draft 2016/17 financial reports for audit pursuant to S413 of the Local Government Act 1993

 

  1. That Council be provided with a summary report of all merger costs for the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 October.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

 

 

URGENCY MOTION – AUSTRALIAN MARRIAGE LAW POSTAL SURVEY

 

RESOLVED (KIAT/DRURY)

 

That Council consider an urgency motion in relation to the Australia Marriage Law Postal Survey.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York (13).

Against the Motion were Councillors Passas and Raciti (2).

 

The Mayor declared the matter to be urgent.

 

RESOLVED (KIAT/DRURY)

 

THAT Council:

 

  1. Supports the right of LGBTQI couples in the Inner West and across Australia to marry;

 

  1. Accepts the responsibility to support our local LGBTQI community by supporting the “Yes” campaign in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey;

 

  1. Undertakes as a matter of urgency to design and obtain banners in support of the “Yes” campaign for immediate display in prominent, high-traffic locations across the Council area, with at least three banners to be erected in each of the five Council Ward areas, in locations and in languages chosen in consultation with local LGBTQI community groups where they exist (for example, the Summer Hill Rainbow Crossing group);

 

  1. Actively promote support of equal marriage and a "Yes" vote in the survey prominently through the Council's website, social media and other relevant electronic communications;

 

  1. Send a letter to the Prime Minister which expresses the concerns of the Inner West community about the Postal survey as an approach to seeking a response to marriage equality rights.

 

For the Motion were Councillors Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York (13).

Against the Motion were Councillors Passas and Raciti (2).

 

URGENCY MOTION - M4-M5 LINK ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

RESOLVED (PORTEOUS/PASSAS)

 

THAT Council consider an urgency motion in relation to the M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement.

 

CARRIED UNAMOUSLY

 

The Mayor declared the matter to be urgent.

 

RESOLVED (PORTEOUS/STEER)

 

THAT the Mayor and General Manager immediately write to the Minister for Planning and request that a further 30 days be added to the exhibition period for the WestConnex Stage 3 M4-M5 Link EIS.

 

CARRIED UNAMOUSLY

 

Meeting closed at  8.01pm.

Item No:         C1017 Item 1

Subject:         Draft Submission on Westconnex M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement  

File Ref:         /          

Prepared By:     Kendall Banfield - Manager WestConnex Unit  

Authorised By:  Gill Dawson - Group Manager Strategic Planning

 

SUMMARY

A report on the Draft Submission will be distributed prior to the Meeting.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council:

 

1. Receive and note the Draft Submission;

 

2. Note that the final submission will be submitted by the 16 October 2017 deadline; and

 

3. Receive a further report with a copy of the final submission at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 2

Subject:         REVISED DRAFT SYDENHAM TO BANKSTOWN URBAN RENEWAL CORRIDOR STRATEGY  

File Ref:         /          

Prepared By:     Peter Failes - Urban Design Planner and Peter Wotton - Strategic Planning Projects Coordinator  

Authorised By:  Elizabeth Richardson - Group Manager Development Assessment and Regulatory Services

 

SUMMARY

This report concerns the revised draft Strategy for the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor released in June 2017 by the State Government for community consultation.

 

Whilst a number of amendments have been made from the initial draft 2015 Strategy, which will have a positive local impact including the retention of high quality character areas, Council continues to have concerns with a number of other matters contained within the revised draft Strategy.

Council officers have carried out a detailed assessment of the revised draft strategy and have identified a number of issues and concerns. Officers have recommended that a number of amendments be made to the revised draft Strategy to address those concerns and issues.

 

Officers have prepared a draft submission for Council’s consideration and that submission is attached as ATTACHMENT 4. A Final Submission will be presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 October.

 

The report recommends that Council endorse the draft submission.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       The report be received and noted.

2.       Council endorse the draft submission at ATTACHMENT 4, to be lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment.

3.       The Final Submission be presented to the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 October.

 

 

 

 

1.       BACKGROUND

 

The Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy (the Strategy) is a 20 year (to 2036) State Government plan which established a strategic planning framework for urban renewal growth along the new Sydney Metro rail system. Within the Inner West local government area (LGA), the Strategy applies to the Sydenham Railway Precinct, Marrickville Railway Precinct and the Dulwich Hill Railway Precinct.

 

The Strategy will allow increased residential densities and building heights to reach the targets set for additional homes and jobs in these three precincts.

 

The first draft of the Strategy was released in October 2015. Following a period of community consultation and the public meeting in November 2015, the former Marrickville Council lodged a submission with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) in December 2015 (ATTACHMENT 1).

 

The revised draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy (revised draft Strategy) was released for public comments in June 2017. The exhibition period closed on 3 September 2017. However, the DPE granted the Inner West Council (IWC) additional time to provide its detailed submission that would be reported to the incoming elected Council.

 

In the interim, and following the public meeting held on 10 August 2017, Council’s Interim General Manager submitted a letter to the DPE outlining key concerns raised with the revised draft Strategy and provided a summary of matters raised by the community at the public meeting (ATTACHMENT 2).

 

2.       OVERVIEW OF THE FIRST DRAFT STRATEGY 2015

 

Key pages from the first draft Strategy 2015 can be found in the Marrickville Council 2015 submission at ATTACHMENT 1. The full set of documents including background material is available on the DPE’s web site at: http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Sydenham-to-Bankstown-Urban-Renewal-Corridor/Documents

 

The key issues raised by the former Marrickville Council were:

 

·        The loss of too much of the character and fabric of the established, historic and intact inner city suburbs of Marrickville and Dulwich Hill;

·        Protection of all listed heritage items and other high quality period buildings and streetscapes within the precincts must be ensured;

·        Concerns for the sudden and divisive impact this significant change will have on established communities, with zoning changes led by the private sector;

·        Need for the next level of design investigation – precinct wide master planning and a related statutory framework;

·        If the Strategy acts as the only guide for privately led rezonings there will be poor and uncoordinated planning outcomes;

·        Lack of focus on practical measures to ensure liveability, urban and environmental outcomes related to housing affordability, design excellence, high quality streetscapes/public domain, schools and childcare, precinct sustainability and environmental management matters such as water sensitive urban design, biodiversity management, Cooks River management and waste management; and

·        Funding is needed to cover the significant investment in public open space, schools, streetscape, public domain improvements and related community infrastructure.

 

The former Marrickville Council’s points of agreement with the first draft Strategy were:

 

·        The principle of increasing densities around high-capacity public transport;

·        Recognition of the additional work required for the public domain for each local town centre;

·        A continuous regional east-west walking/cycling link from Sydenham to Bankstown along the existing rail corridor;

·        Increased residential density in the Meeks Road/Gerald Street area where it is outside of the most severely affected aircraft noise areas and where is can act as a buffer to the industrial areas;

·        No change to the north-eastern parts of the Marrickville precinct given the smaller lot sizes and to ensure city views from properties to the south;

·        Extension of redevelopment areas south-east from Marrickville Station along the southern side of the railway line as these areas have good access to the station and include larger regularly-shaped blocks;

·        A maximum height of 5-6 storeys around Dulwich Grove light rail stop; and

·        Redevelopment of areas adjacent to the future GreenWay; around Dulwich Hill Station and around the Loftus Street car park with their proximity, accessibility and established apartment context.

 

3.       OVERVIEW OF THE REVISED DRAFT STRATEGY 2017

 

Key pages from the revised draft Strategy 2017 can be found at ATTACHMENT 3. The full set of documents including background material is available on the DPE’s web site at: http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Sydenham-to-Bankstown-Urban-Renewal-Corridor/Documents

 

The comparison between the first draft Strategy and the revised draft Strategy reveals that only some of the former Marrickville Council and the communities’ concerns were taken on board and some increased or additional land use strategies are now proposed:

 

3.1     SYDENHAM STATION PRECINCT

 

FIRST DRAFT STRATEGY 2015

REVISED DRAFT STRATEGY 2017

Additional dwellings to 2036

87

500 (+413)

New jobs to 2036

1,101

711 (-390)

Land use and density

 

 

73 Mary Street (Precinct 75) and Victoria Road Precinct included as being subject to determination of planning proposals

 

60-62 Mary Street and 9-15 Unwins Bridge Road included to allow for more intensive employment uses and indoor recreation uses as a future business/enterprise area

 

Marrickville Road (between Meeks Road and Sydney Street) – main street shop top housing height limit increased, allowing up to 6 storeys

 

Gleeson Avenue and Unwins Bridge Road – main street shop top housing height limit increased, allowing up to 6 storeys

Employment

 

 

Support the future Sydenham Station Creative Hub which will encourage a vibrant night time economy including more bars and restaurants

 

The enterprise area amended to reflect Council’s plans for a creative hub. The northern boundary is now Sydney Street and Fitzroy Street and eastern boundary is Saywell Street

Transport, traffic and access

 

 

A more direct pedestrian connection and public domain enhancement to be provided between Sydenham Railway Station and the Marrickville Metro shopping centre

 

Pedestrian improvements to Burrows Avenue, Railway Parade and Gleeson Avenue, Marrickville Road and Sydenham Road, including changing Road from one-way to two-way system

 

Extend bus route from Tempe to Airport and Wolli Creek

Open Space

 

 

New urban plaza included in front of a new Metro Station entries and other public domain enhancements

 

A new community space or urban plaza and other public domain improvements on the edge of Sydney Pit

 

The changes from the first draft Strategy and changes from Council’s current primary development controls set out in Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (such as permissible land use and building height) are shown in Figures 1 and 2.

 

 

Figure 1 - Changes from first draft Strategy – Sydenham Station Precinct

 

­­

Figure 2 - Changes from Council’s current planning framework – Sydenham Station Precinct

 

3.2     MARRICKVILLE STATION PRECINCT

 

FIRST DRAFT STRATEGY 2015

REVISED DRAFT STRATEGY 2017

Additional dwellings to 2036

3,978

6,000 (+2,022)

New jobs to 2036

1,309

555 (-754)

Land use and density

 

 

29-55 Francis Street and 1-25 and 34 Fletcher Street – height limit reduced to low rise housing, allowing up to 4 storeys (as area is within 500m of railway station)

 

2-28 Arthur Street – reduced to medium rise housing, allowing up to 5 storeys

 

Silver Street and Gladstone Street – removed from zoning uplift

 

Central Avenue and 56-76 Calvert Street – reduced to medium rise housing, allowing up to 5 storeys

 

1-29 O’Hara Street – increased to medium rise housing, allowing up to 5 storeys

 

31-41 O’Hara Street – increased to high rise and/or mixed use, allowing up to 12 storeys (with additional height potentially achieved on larger site where community facilities and/or public open space provided)

 

50-54 Calvert Street and 2-34 O’Hara Street – New area proposed for low rise housing, allowing up to 4 storeys (as area is within 500m of railway station)

 

2-12 and 13-17 Warburton Street and 1-7 Greenbank Street – reduced to medium rise housing, allowing up to 5 storeys

 

Area south of Greenbank Street – reduced to low rise housing, allowing up to 3 storeys

 

2-24 Station Street (adjacent to Marrickville Station) – removed from uplift zoning for new urban plaza

 

369-383 Illawarra Road – increased to high rise and/or mixed use, allowing up to 12 storeys

 

1-3 Schwebel Street – increased to high rise and/or mixed use, allowing up to 12 storeys (with additional height potentially achieved on larger site where community facilities and/or public open space provided)

 

22-26 Schwebel Street – increased to medium-high rise, allowing up to 8 storeys

 

Area south of Schwebel Street – reduced to low rise housing, allowing up to 3 storeys

 

3 Myrtle Street and 3-5 Carrington Road – increased to high rise and/or mixed use, allowing up to 12 storeys (with additional height potentially achieved on larger site where community facilities and/or public open space provided)

 

The former Marrickville hospital site – increased to high rise and/or mixed use, allowing up to 12 storeys

Heritage

 

 

Correctly showed the David Street Heritage Conservation Area as a single dwelling area

 

A new Heritage Conservation Area is proposed comprising Silver Street and Gladstone Street

 

The southern side of Greenbank Street and Church Street are identified as low rise housing to provide more gradual transition to the single dwelling areas to the south and west

 

The area to the south of Schwebel Street including Grove Street, High Street, Ivanhoe Street and Ruby Street have been identified for low rise housing following Council’s submission that this area be retained because of its local character

Transport, traffic and access

 

 

Potential new entry to railway station at Victoria Road

 

Enhanced pedestrian amenity and safety with 40km/h high pedestrian activity area in Illawarra Road and enhanced crossing at intersection of Illawarra and Petersham Road as well as Illawarra Road and Warburton Street / Schwebel Street

Open Space

 

 

2-24 Station Street and at the north eastern side of Riverdale Avenue – opportunity for two new urban plazas at the station entrances and improvements to the streetscape along Leofrene Avenue

 

The opportunity for a public open space along the railway line adjoining 3 Myrtle Street and 3-5 Carrington Road and a centrally located park and north-south pedestrian connection with the redevelopment of the Carrington Road precinct

 

The opportunity for pedestrian connection / along the edge of the canal to the west of and parallel to Carrington Road

 

Improvements to McNeilly Park

 

The changes from the first draft Strategy and changes from Council’s current primary development controls set out in Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (such as permissible land use and building height) are shown in Figures 3 and 4.

 

Figure 3 - Changes from first draft Strategy – Marrickville Station Precinct

 

 

Figure 4 - Changes from Council's current planning framework – Marrickville Station Precinct

 

3.3     DULWICH HILL STATION PRECINCT

 

FIRST DRAFT STRATEGY 2015

REVISED DRAFT STRATEGY 2017

Additional dwellings to 2036

2,059

2,000 (-59)

New jobs to 2036

284

275 (-9)

Land use and density

 

 

Durham Street, Macarthur Parade, Beach Road and Kintore Street – removed from zoning uplift

 

North of Marrickville Road – removed from zoning uplift

 

394-400 Marrickville Road, 161-199 Livingstone Road, 2-26 David Street and 44-48 Robert Street – removed from zoning uplift and from the Precinct entirely)

 

1-7 Dulwich Street, 197-205 Denison Street and 90A to 104 Constitution Road - New area proposed for low rise housing, allowing up to 3 storeys (and new part of the Precinct)

 

2-10 The Parade – reduced to low rise housing, allowing up to 3 storeys

 

73-101 Ewart Street – removed from zoning uplift

 

66-78 Ewart Street, 266-284 and 277-299 Wardell Road, 47-55 Riverside Crescent, 10-12 Dibble Avenue and 10 Pilgram Avenue – reduced to low rise housing, allowing up to 3 storeys

 

53-71 Ewart Street 51A-57A Ewart Lane – Increased to medium high rise housing, allowing up to 8 storeys

Heritage

 

 

Retain more streets for low-density housing, in particular the areas to the south of Ewart Street and north of Beach street due to street character

 

Identify 73-101 Ewart Street (west of Ness Avenue) as a potential new Heritage Conservation Area

 

Identify 66-70 Ewart Street (near intersection with Wardell Road) as a potential new Heritage Conservation Area

Transport, traffic and access

 

 

New entry to Metro railway station; improved separation of pedestrian footway on Wardell Road bridge over railway and investigate signalised crossing of Wardell Road / Dudley Street

 

New street or pedestrian connection through eastern edge of Hercules Street development

 

The investigation of a crossing over the light rail at Blackwood Avenue between Dulwich Hill Public School and the area included in the Hercules Street Masterplan

 

40km/h high pedestrian area on Wardell Road

 

Extend bus route from Tempe to Airport and Wolli Creek

Open Space

 

 

Potential new urban plaza at new Metro Station entry

 

Improvements to the Jack Shanahan Reserve and a new entrance from Hercules Street via a cut through of the raised embankment

 

Implement part of Iron Cove to Cooks River GreenWay and new open space in the light rail corridor as and associated with Hercules Street development

 

Use of school grounds for after-hours community uses

Environment

 

 

In order to enhance the native habitats for long-nosed bandicoots, new open space area proposed along the rear of the properties on Hercules Street adjoining the light rail line should be planted with appropriate trees and vegetation that would create new habitat for bandicoots

 

The changes from the first draft Strategy and changes from Council’s current primary development controls set out in Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (such as permissible land use and building height) are shown in Figures 5 and 6.

 

Figure 5 - Changes from first draft Strategy - Dulwich Hill Station Precinct

 

Figure 6 - Changes from Council's current planning framework - Dulwich Hill Station Precinct

 

4.       COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

Council has taken a proactive approach to assist the Inner West Council community understand the contents and implications of the revised draft Strategy and promoted the community making submissions to the DPE on the exhibition.

 

In this regard Council has:

 

·        established Your Say Inner West project page, which was viewed by more than 1,000 people at the following link: http://www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au/sydenham-to-bankstown-urban-renewal-corridor;

·        distributed a brochure to 16,500 nearby residences;

·        distributed posters at key locations around the LGA;

·        promoted the exhibition and public meeting in social and traditional media, and on Council’s website and e-news - media release at the following link: https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/news-hot-topics/media/media-releases/sydenham-to-bankstown-urban-renewal-corridor-back-on-the-agenda);

·        held a public meeting on 10 August 2017 at Marrickville Town Hall which was attended by 350 people;

·        recorded the meeting and uploaded the video at Your Say Inner West.

 

From the public meeting and submissions received from key groups including The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC), Marrickville Golf and Community Club and Golf Course, Save Dully and Save Marrickville South the following concerns were raised:

 

·        The need for effective collaboration and high level of engagement between the Inner West Council and the City of Canterbury Bankstown Council.

·        There is overdevelopment proposed in the strategy. These plans have not been written for us, they have been written for developers.

·        Marrickville and Dulwich Hill have been asked to take too much density.

·        The revised draft Strategy makes no reference to affordable housing and sets no targets throughout the corridor. Similarly, the Strategy makes no mention or provision of affordable rental housing for key workers.

·        The revised draft Strategy does not have a detailed and comprehensive infrastructure and delivery plan that is integrated to the land use planning for the corridor.

·        The infrastructure should be planned before deciding the height of buildings.

·        There is little evidence that the Sydenham-Bankstown Corridor and the related transport network and infrastructure are informed by traffic study or analysis. It is important to undertake the traffic analysis.

·        Rather than fixing an existing rail line, we should be prioritising parts of Sydney that do not have these services. There are also concerns regarding the privatisation of the train line. Why are we ripping up and replacing an existing and good service?

·        Additional waste management infrastructure will be inevitably required to meet the challenge of additional dwellings and people.

·        It is not clear in the draft strategy how funds for the identified or other needed infrastructure will be generated and how the infrastructure will be delivered. Section 94 is inadequate as a source of funds for local infrastructure.

·        The NSW Government needs to provide clarity on Value Capture and Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPA).

·        Marrickville Golf Course is the only golf course in the Inner West Council local government area. How does Council propose to support older citizens sporting activities, if the only golf course within the municipality is reduced in size, or closed entirely?

·        We have a deficit of open space. The existing open space areas are already at full capacity. There will be insufficient open space to support the additional development proposed and the height of the proposed buildings will overshadow these open space areas.

·        Linear and pocket parks are not family friendly. We need parks where children can play.

·        There are no plans for new schools, community centres or public halls. The only public school in Marrickville is already at full capacity.

·        The revised draft Strategy does not place the desired emphasis on liveability.

·        Concerns are raised regarding where the transition points are.

·        The proposed rezoning of new areas of Dulwich Hill and other suburbs should be delayed so the State Government does not place unnecessary additional pressure on the Bankstown line as it progressively shuts down to build the Metro.

·        The revised plan for west Carrington Road in its current form does not transition appropriately from single dwellings to increased zoning heights. It would have a major impact on the houses nearby through overshadowing, reduced privacy, physical domination of existing housing and changes to appearance of the streetscape.

·        The LGA is rich in heritage, industrial and creative precincts, streetscapes and Aboriginal history. We need to keep Marrickville’s heritage and streetscapes. It is good that the revised draft Strategy protects heritage items, but there is nothing about the protection of streetscapes. The plans disregard the quality of these historic streets and the character of the area will change because of this development. The character is what makes our suburbs significant.

·        Retain the heritage streetscape elements, as well as heritage buildings and significant streetscapes, in the southern part of the Marrickville Precinct and retain the heritage industrial buildings along Carrington Road. No areas should be designated for increased density, until a formal independent heritage assessment has been conducted of these areas.

·        The revised draft Strategy endorses shop top housing, however this does not work. There are many examples of vacant shop top housing in the area.

·        New households will require parking and there must be a parking management plan. New residents will require cars and parking as public transport will not meet all transport needs.

·        Protect and foster Carrington Road as a vital enterprise hub for Sydney.

·        A number of individual items that reflect Dulwich Hill’s diverse and interesting history and are worthy of heritage protection now face demolition under these plans.

·        The final precinct plan should support the Uniting Church in Constitution Road, the former maternity hospital at The Parade and the Greek Church in Hercules Street as potential heritage items and should indicate that further heritage items will be investigated in the rezoning process.

·        The revised draft Strategy designates the triangular block bordered by Constitution Road, Denison Road and New Canterbury Road for eight-storey development. Concerns about this intense development include: the lack of strategic planning merit as only part of this block is within the 800m radius from Dulwich Hill station, the block’s heritage character, there is no guarantee in the precinct plan that the affordable housing lost under this process will be replaced by new affordable rental housing, two bus stops along New Canterbury Road directly adjacent to the block are proposed to be removed and the impacts on existing developments.

·        Similarly there are concerns with the block bounded by Hercules Street, Consett Street and Terrace Road, which will be the primary development area for Dulwich Hill. Concerns include heritage impacts, height limits and open space appearing as private use for the unit dwellings.

·        Hercules Street industrial site - the most intense development on the site should be on the New Canterbury Road frontage (no more than eight storeys) and for development on the Hercules Street frontage to be limited to four storeys.

·        Undertake a contaminated land assessment of the industrial area of the proposed Carrington Precinct and west Carrington Road and undertake flood management planning prior to the development of a final proposal.

·        Our history, amenity, sustainability are undermined by these plans.

 

5.         DISCUSSION

 

Council acknowledges the challenge of providing the required housing and jobs to meet Sydney’s forecast growth and the strategic merit in focusing renewal around transport infrastructure and within urban centres. It is also noted that a number of amendments have been made from the initial draft Strategy which will have a positive local impact including the retention of high quality character areas.

Notwithstanding, Council continues to have issues and concerns with the revised draft Strategy. Those issues and concerns are detailed in the attached submission.

 

The key issues and concerns with the revised draft Strategy are as follows:

·        Lack of transparency about the forecast dwelling and employment numbers in the revised draft Strategy. With the removal of some areas and reduced heights from the original draft Strategy, it is difficult to understand how a similar or significantly greater number of dwellings are now forecast in the revised draft strategy, especially in the Marrickville Station Precinct, which has over 2,000 more dwellings in the revised draft Strategy.

·        Some areas being included for zoning uplift, especially in the Marrickville Station Precinct, resulting in the loss of character and fabric. Some of the areas requested to be removed by Council have instead been reduced to low rise housing. The attached submission identifies areas where height continues to be a concern and areas recommended to be removed from any zoning uplift.

·        The removal or impact on key Marrickville employment and businesses lands which have been identified to be in high demand through independent analyses. This is of particular relevance within the Sydenham Station Precinct.

·        Not providing a comprehensive whole-of-government plan for the required additional infrastructure and services. The anticipated increase in population will undoubtedly result in increased need for affordable rental housing, child care, schools, health care facilities, open space, recreation facilities, road upgrades, new or improved pedestrian and cycling connections and community facilities. No mechanism has been devised that will efficiently and transparently fund the delivery and/or upgrade of local or regional level infrastructure items. This is a significant shortfall of the revised strategy and must be addressed prior to the final strategy being released. Failing to address this issue will delay the delivery of housing and jobs across the Corridor.

·        The proposed Greenway South West is strongly supported. However, the draft Strategy has, not adequately addressed the provision of local open space, only specifying that new parks would be left to Council to provide and that there is the potential for part of the Marrickville Golf Course to be repurposed for open space. Land for open space should be identified upfront and funding mechanisms identified. Section 94 will not be sufficient to provide the new open space areas required for the incoming community identified in the Strategy.

·        Despite Council’s previous request for affordable housing targets or provision of an inclusionary mechanism, the revised draft Strategy still has not provided any policy or regulatory options to address the issue of affordable rental housing. This critical issue must be addressed by the final strategy.

·        Implementing the Strategy will require funding to be made available from the State. Prior to any planning proposals being supported by Council detailed studies such as traffic, urban design and infrastructure planning must be prepared and finalised to ensure incoming growth and associated cumulative impacts can be appropriately managed by Council. Commitment to such funding has yet to be made by the State.

·        The revised draft Strategy has not adequately considered urban design criteria such as orientation, topography, lot depths and configuration, width of streets, views relationships with open space and development parcels. Council’s previous submission considered that detailed precinct wide master planning was integral to progress the Strategy, ensuring optimal planning outcomes, however this has not been undertaken. Council is concerned that some blocks and groups of blocks designated for medium-high and high rise housing will cause significant overshadowing, visual bulk, streetscape and view impacts on existing residences.

 

A summary of the issues and concerns raised by Council officers, as detailed in the attached submission, are as follows:

(NB      The number reference in the heading to each issue is the reference number used in the draft submission)

 

2.            Strategic Context

 

The revised draft Strategy has a number of inconsistencies with relevant strategic planning documents including A Plan for Growing Sydney, the Draft Central District Plan and certain Section 117 Directions.

 

The Strategy should be amended to ensure consistency with those documents.

 

3.            Infrastructure

 

The Strategy does not provide a comprehensive whole-of-government plan for the required additional infrastructure and services, including mechanism(s) that will efficiently and transparently fund the delivery and/or upgrade of those local or regional level infrastructure items.

 

The Strategy must establish a regional approach for the funding and implementation of the required infrastructure and a State Government commitment to the funding of key infrastructure.

 

The Strategy needs to address the infrastructure and funding issues raised in Section 3 of Council’s submission including issues relating to:

 

·    Active transport;

·    Open space, recreational facilities and public domain infrastructure;

·    Street, traffic, parking and stormwater infrastructure; and

·    Social infrastructure

 

All the necessary additional infrastructure and services need to be itemised and incorporated, and appropriately detailed, into the respective Land Use Plan, Infrastructure Plan and Infrastructure Schedule for each precinct. Such documentation should include details of the infrastructure type, hierarchy of facilities (local, district or regional), priority works, indicative timeframe for delivery and funding mechanisms as well as an estimated cost of works (like the infrastructure schedule contained in The Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy).

 

4.            Employment Land and Economic Development

 

The Strategy’s proposed rezoning of industrial land would have a significant negative impact on employment, availability of industrial floor space, supply chains, markets and synergies between businesses and Sydney’s creative/cultural institutions.

 

The downside for the local economy would be the loss of a substantial amount of relatively affordable land, the greater percentage of which is currently occupied by creative industries. Those businesses will be lost when the properties they currently occupy are either demolished or rezoned for medium to high density residential or mixed use development.

 

The purported opportunity sites referred to in the AEC Employment Analysis have exceptional economic value as industrial lands.  The Strategy should be amended to retain those sites for the reasons detailed in Section 4 of Council’s submission.

 

5.            Transport

 

The Strategy requires a more integrated transport approach as detailed in Section 5 of Council’s submission.

 

In order to create a more sustainable future, it is essential that the increased residential densities (and employment opportunities) should not be solely designed to make the metro more viable, they should offer genuine city shaping opportunities and start to guide a more sustainable city through more sustainable neighbourhoods.

 

For the reasons detailed in Council’s submission the Strategy should be based on an integrated approach to transport. The Strategy should be amended accordingly.

 

The Strategy should also be amended to address the specific transport comments for the respective precincts detailed in Section 5 of Council’s submission.

 

6.            Heritage

 

A comprehensive heritage study of the areas within the respective precincts should be undertaken to determine whether there are any sites or areas of environmental heritage significance to the area not currently identified as heritage items, heritage conservation areas or draft heritage items or heritage conservation areas. That study should be carried out before any changes are contemplated to existing land use zonings and/or density and scale controls to ensure that any new planning controls respect the existing built environment and any identified heritage significance.

 

The Strategy should be amended to incorporate the outcomes of that study and to address the other heritage issues raised in Section 6 of Council’s submission.

 

7.            Affordable Housing

 

The Strategy does not provide an affordable rental housing target or mechanisms to address the issue of the provision of affordable rental housing.

 

It is essential that the Strategy sets an appropriate affordable rental housing target and that the State Government make amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy No 70 – Affordable Housing (Revised Scheme) to identify that there is a need for affordable housing in the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor and that the State Government make relevant amendments to the environmental planning instruments applying to all local government areas in the Corridor to permit the levying of affordable housing contributions for residential development in the Corridor, to enable the creation of Affordable Rental Housing in perpetuity under the management of a Registered Community Housing Provider.

 

8.            Environment

 

The Strategy should be amended to include a comprehensive sustainability framework with objectives, strategies and targets and measures.

 

9.            Strategic Implementation and Staging

 

Implementing the Strategy will require funding to be made available from the State. Prior to any planning proposals being supported by Council detailed studies such as traffic, urban design and infrastructure planning must be prepared and finalised to ensure incoming growth and associated cumulative impacts can be appropriately managed by Council. Commitment to such funding has yet to be made by the State.

 

10.          Urban Design

 

The revised draft Strategy has not adequately considered urban design criteria such as orientation, topography, lot depths and configuration, width of streets, views, relationships with open space and development parcels. For example, as detailed in Section 10 of Council’s submission, some of the land designated for medium-high rise and high rise housing in the Strategy do not support the height/density proposed in terms of solar access, visual bulk and streetscape considerations, based on the principles and guidelines applying to such development under SEPP 65 and the Apartment Design Guide (ADG).

 

The Strategy needs to be amended, as detailed in Section 10 of Council’s submission, to ensure compliance with those principles and guidelines.

 

11.          Precinct Specific Issues

 

The draft submission recommends a number of changes be made to the Land Use Plan, Infrastructure Plan and Schedule and other changes for each of the respective Precincts. Those amendments are detailed in Section 11 of Council’s submission.

 

The recommended changes for each precinct are shown in the following diagrams:

 

11.1        Sydenham Station Precinct

 

Figure 7 – Council Marked Up Plan for the Sydenham Station Precinct

 

11.2        Marrickville Station Precinct

 

Figure 8 – Council Marked Up Plan for the Marrickville Station Precinct

 

11.3        Dulwich Hill Station Precinct

 

Figure 9 – Council Marked Up Plan for the Dulwich Hill Station Precinct

 

6.         FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

The Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy is a NSW Government project.  There are no financial implications for Council at this stage.

 

7.         OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

 

The revised draft Strategy for the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor was referred to the relevant sections of Council for their consideration. Their referral responses and the issues they raised in relation to the revised draft Strategy have been incorporated into the draft submission.

 

8.         PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

The DPE is responsible for the public exhibition of the revised draft Strategy for the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy. The revised draft Strategy was released for public comments in June 2017. The exhibition period closed on 3 September 2017.

 

However as detailed previously, the DPE has granted the Inner West Council (IWC) additional time to provide its detailed submission to enable the matter to be reported to the newly elected Council.

 

In the interim, and following the public meeting held on 10 August 2017, Council’s Interim General Manager submitted a letter to the DPE outlining key concerns with the revised draft Strategy and provided a summary of matters raised by the community at the public meeting.

 

9.         CONCLUSION

 

Whilst a number of amendments have been made from the initial draft Strategy, which will have a positive local impact including the retention of high quality character areas, Council continues to have concerns with a number of other matters contained within the revised draft Strategy.

 

Council officers have carried out a detailed assessment of the revised draft strategy and have identified a number of issues and concerns. Officers have recommended that a number of amendments be made to the revised draft Strategy to address those concerns and issues.

 

Officers have prepared a draft submission for Council’s consideration and that submission is attached as ATTACHMENT 4.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Marrickville Council Submission (Dec 2015) on initial draft 2015 Strategy

2.

Initial Council submission (6 Sept 2017) on revised draft 2017 Strategy

3.

Selected pages from revised draft 2017 Strategy

4.

Draft Council submission on revised draft 2017 Strategy

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 3

Subject:         Planning Proposal Snapshot of 4-38 Carrington Road, Marrickville 

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     Katie Miles - Strategic Planner 

Authorised By:  Gill Dawson - Group Manager Strategic Planning

 

SUMMARY

On 22 May 2017, Council received a Planning Proposal for the site known as 4-38 Carrington Road, Marrickville. The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) 2011 as follows:

 

·   Rezone the IN1 General Industrial zoned land to part B2 Local Centre and part R4 High Density Residential;

·   Impose varied maximum building height development standards for the site of 25 metres, 50 metres up to a maximum height of 105 metres; and

·   Increase the floor space ratio (FSR) development standard from 0.95:1 to 3.15:1.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Planning Proposal for Council's information. Please note that Council officers have undertaken a preliminary assessment of the proposal and advised the proponent in a letter of the additional information required. A further report will be provided to Council once additional information from the Proponent has been received and a detailed assessment of the proposal has been carried out.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council receives and notes this report.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

The Planning Proposal at 4-38 Carrington Road, Marrickville, was lodged with Council on 22 May 2017. It seeks to rezone 7.8 hectares of IN1 General Industrial to part B2 Local Centre and part R4 High Density Residential under the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011. The justification for the Planning Proposal is reliant upon the NSW Government's Draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy, and the former Marrickville Council's Employment Lands Study 2008, prepared by SGS Economics and Planning.

 

The Planning Proposal also seeks to impose a varied maximum building height development standards of 25 metres to 105 metres (up to 35 storeys assuming a floor to floor height of 3 metres), and increase the FSR development standard from 0.95:1 to 3.15:1 across the entire site. This will facilitate approximately 2,616 new dwellings and 17,306m2 of non-residential floor area (consisting of 10,257m2 of commercial floor area and 7,049m2 of retail floor area). However, it will remove approximately 63,630m2 of existing industrial floor area. 

 

Current Status:

Council officers from various sections of Council and NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have carried out a preliminary assessment of the proposal. The preliminary assessment has identified that additional information is required to enable a detailed assessment of the proposal.  A letter has been sent to the Proponent on 29 September 2017 requesting that additional information and supporting studies be submitted as part of the Planning Proposal to allow for a detailed assessment. A copy of that letter is provided as ATTACHMENT 1.

 

No voluntary planning agreement (VPA) has been submitted with the Planning Proposal at this stage.

 

Image 1: Location of 4-38 Carrington Road currently zoned IN1 General Industrial under Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011.

 

Image 2: Indicative Built Form Layout described by the current Planning Proposal. 

Key Issues:

A future report will be provided to Council once additional information from the Proponent has been received and a detailed assessment of the proposal has been carried out. Any future report will critically analyse the Planning Proposal and address the following issues:

·    Loss of employment/industrial floorspace including creative industries;

·    Inclusion of commercial/retail floorspace away from the local centre;

·    Cumulative traffic and transport impacts;

·    Flood prone land;

·    Heritage and local character area impacts;

·    Urban Design;

·    Impacts on Sydney Airport height limits (concurrence of Commonwealth required);

·    Provision of open space, recreational facilities and local community infrastructure;

·    No affordable housing provision has been nominated;

·    Environmental and sustainability impacts;

·    Land use conflicts and noise/amenity impacts with existing industrial, aircraft noise and freight railway line; and 

·    Community benefits and a Voluntary Planning Agreement

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

Additional supporting studies will be required for this Planning Proposal and the proponent will need to fund the studies in accordance with Council's Schedule of Fees and Charges.

 

Council should be aware of the potential cost implications of funding a precinct wide traffic study. Whilst Council can obtain partial funds from developers as part of the Planning Proposal process, this relates only to the impacts of their proposal and cannot be wholly obtained to assess the cumulative traffic/transport impacts of the precinct. Given the ad hoc nature in which Planning Proposals are being lodged, and the absence of a policy to obtain monetary contributions to fund precinct wide traffic studies, Council should acknowledge there is potential that the costs will be borne by Council.  

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Strategic Planning has issued internal referrals to various sections of Council and also referred the Planning Proposal to RMS for preliminary assessment. The comments raised from this preliminary assessment were detailed in a letter to the proponent. Upon the submission of additional information, Council staff will carry out a full assessment and report the matter to Council. 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The proponent will be required to provide additional information prior to public consultation on the proposal.  A full report will be presented to council in due course that will address public consultation arrangements. 

 

CONCLUSION

Council has received a Planning Proposal for the site known as 4-38 Carrington Road, Marrickville. The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 by rezoning the land, impose a varied building height development standard and increase the floor space ratio development standard.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Planning Proposal for Council's information. The Planning Proposal will be reported back to Council in the future once a detailed assessment of the additional information as part of the proposal has been carried out.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Request for Additional Information Letter - PPLN201700003 - 4-38 Carrington Road Marrickville

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 4

Subject:         MERGER IMPLEMENTATION  

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     Nellette Kettle - Group Manager Integration, Customer Service and Business Excellence  

Authorised By:  Rik Hart - Interim General Manager

 

SUMMARY

This report provides the elected Council with an overview on the progress to date with the merger implementation, including the governance framework, achievements, key risks/challenges and upcoming priorities.

 

Overall, significant progress has been made in the last year as outlined in the report and importantly community satisfaction with Inner West Council has remained high.

 

Notwithstanding the significant progress, it is important to be mindful that the task of creating a new organisation from three merged entities is complex, taking several years to complete.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be received and noted and that Council is provided with a further update on progress with the merger implementation in six months.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

Inner West Council was proclaimed on 12 May 2016.

 

Pre-merger planning

 

The three former councils were collaborating for several months in the lead up to Proclamation, in the knowledge that a merger was highly probable.   A Transition Implementation Group comprising senior representation from each of the former councils was formally established to prepare a Change Management and Transition Plan to support the councils in preparing for change.

 

The merger occurred several weeks earlier than anticipated.  At the time of the Proclamation:

 

·    Due diligence activities were approximately 80% completed

·    Comparable service profiles had been developed for all functional areas

·    Nine (9) cross-council Project Action Teams were operational and at various stages of planning in the following key areas:

Governance

Legal

Systems

Workforce management

Communications

Finance

Service delivery (front line)

Procurement

Culture/change

 

Post proclamation - transition

 

Since the merger, work to create the new Council has been guided by the Integration and Innovation Plan (Attachment 1) which was developed in June 2016 in accordance with Department of Premier & Cabinet guidance for merged councils.  This plan identified over 80 actions for the transition phase, covering the period until the return of the elected council. 

 

The Plan was structured around the Australian Business Excellence Framework categories and included actions supporting seven key strategic areas:

 

·    Service integration and review

·    Local democracy

·    Integrated planning

·    Equipping and supporting Council staff to be resilient through change

·    Organisational re-design

·    Systems integration and transformation

·    Organisational development

Throughout the Administration period, monthly reports on progress with the merger implementation were provided to the Implementation Advisory Group (IAG).  The IAG was established to oversee the merger implementation and comprised the Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the former councils.  The IAG reports are available on Council’s website. 

 

Key achievements

 

Bringing together the merged Council involves hundreds of actions, some are large multi-year projects and others are smaller discrete tasks.  Following is a snapshot of some of the achievements to date:

 

Service integration and improvement

 

·    Integrated customer service department, with a single consolidated contact centre (located in Petersham) and the majority of transactions enabled at all service centres across the LGA

·    New Development Advisory and Assessment Policy aimed at streamlining the assessment process and reducing the time taken for approvals

·    Integrated library services, community services, arts and culture and event programming and delivery

·    Improved capital works delivery, with the value of works delivered increasing by 25% in the first year and expected to remain at similar levels

·    Swimming passes can be used interchangeably across Council operated pools (excludes those in the Marrickville service area which are privately operated)

·    Outdoor dining fees have been harmonised via a moratorium to ensure a level playing field for businesses

·    Group Managers have commenced undertaking reviews, examining the services currently being provided and the inherited key points of difference in service delivery/standards that will need to be addressed into the future (e.g. waste services, resident parking scheme differences)

Supporting local democracy

 

·    Local Representation Advisory Committee and Implementation Advisory Group comprising former Councillors convened during the Administration period to provide continued community representation

·    New community engagement framework implemented

·    Eight Strategic Reference Groups established and meeting bi-monthly (Environment, Social Inclusion, Transport, Economic Development, Housing and Affordability, Young Leaders, Planning and Heritage, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

·    Live online broadcasting of Council meetings providing increased transparency

·    Public meetings on key issues, such as WestConnex and Sydenham to Bankstown urban renewal

Integrated planning

 

·    Interim Statement of Vision and Priorities developed with community input

·    Fully integrated Operational Plan and Budget for 2017/18

·    Community Strategic Plan under development

Organisational development and equipping and supporting staff through change

 

·    Organisational values developed and launched

·    Regular HR and Integration staff roadshows

·    Regular General Manager face to face staff talks

·    Periodic resilience training for staff

·    Training and support in applying for jobs, interview skills and resume writing

·    High performance leadership program being rolled out across the organisation, with the Executive, Group Managers, Managers and now Team Leaders completing the six month program, comprising a variety of self-leadership modules

·    Quarterly Leadership Team strategic planning workshops

 

Organisational re-design

 

·    Organisational structures completed for 13 of the 18 Service Units

·    To date, 161 staff have been moved into the permanent structure, with many more roles under active recruitment

·    Co-location of all indoor staff (approximately 600 people) completed

 

Systems integration and transformation

 

·    Dark fibre connection established between Service Centres

·    Network and active directory integration completed

·    Contract executed with TechnologyOne to deliver integrated enterprise system, One Council. First release, finance and procurement, implemented in July 2017.  Planning and development work for Release 2 currently underway

·    Skype for business implemented across primary sites

·    Customer contact centre technology standardised and upgraded and Q-flow ticketing introduced at Customer Service Centres

·    Organisational roll out of business process mapping software (Promapp) underway

Key upcoming priorities

 

Many integration projects are still in flight across the organisation.  Significant projects that are underway and yet to be completed include:

 

·    The TechnologyOne, One Council implementation.  This is the single largest integration project and is a new enterprise wide system, touching all areas of the Council. The two year implementation program is on track to be completed in December 2018 and will see most Council functions operating out of a single integrated system, including core functions such as customer request management, rates, development applications, financial reporting and management of community assets. Having one integrated system reduces costs and ensures proper and full integration across functions, as well as expanded opportunities for online services, that would be difficult and costly otherwise. Another important benefit of the One Council system once fully implemented, will be access to real time information live on Council’s website, enabling residents to track the progress of their service requests live, increasing accountability and transparency. One Council is being implemented in five release stages.  The first release, supporting integrated financial management and procurement across the Council was completed in July 2017.  The second release, supporting HR (organisation management) and payroll will be implemented in March 2018, followed by release three, enterprise asset management in May 2018.

 

·    Improving the quality and useability of financial data.  Whilst at the organisational level Council now has a fully integrated budget and financial management system, the next step in maturity is to fully align all aspects of the budget accurately into the new organisational Service Unit structure so that the full cost of individual services to the community can be accurately established.  This refinement process will be iterative and will also enable accurate dashboard reporting via the website in the near future.

 

·    Finalisation of organisation structures.  The process of determining new permanent organisation structures and migrating staff to the new structure has been a lengthy one involving extensive staff consultation at all stages of the process.  Council has been fortunate to have the support of a very effective Joint Staff Consultative Committee that has worked incredibly hard and in cooperative partnership with management to achieve quality organisational outcomes with the least amount of disruption and anguish for our staff, who have been, and are still, undergoing an enormous amount of change.  Work on permanent organisational structures commenced in September 2016 and is still in train.  To date, full structures have been finalised for 13 of the 18 Service Units, and populated as follows:

 

Level 1 – Interim General Manager (completed September 2016)

Level 2 – Deputy General Manager’s (completed November 2016)

Level 3 – Group Managers (completed March 2017)

Level 4 – Managers (85% completed)

Level 5 – Team Leaders/Coordinators/Supervisors (25% completed)

Level 6/7 – Operational staff (15% completed)

 

The organisational structures are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

 

·    Co-location of depot staff.  Staff consultation has been completed and the commencement of co-location of outdoor teams into their Service Unit groupings will commence October/November 2017.  This will involve a change in the base work location of approximately 80 outdoor staff, as well as related plant and equipment (60 items) across the current four depot sites (St Peters, Summer Hill, Leichhardt and Balmain).  This is the final stage in the staff re-location program and enables the integration of the outdoor teams to commence, including having outdoor teams in the same base locations as their team leaders and supervisors and pooling plant and equipment.

 

·    Service review and harmonisation.  Formal service reviews were not undertaken during the Administration period on that basis that the elected Council should decide any changes to services and service levels.  The pace of service integration and harmonisation work will accelerate over the next year as teams define new operational processes and policies following co-location.  Furthermore, there are key differences in service levels in some areas that will need to be worked through over time in consultation with the elected Council, such as waste services, resident parking scheme requirements and verge mowing.

 

·    Development of the new Community Strategic Plan.  This work is well underway following extensive community engagement and must be completed by 30 June 2018.  A draft CSP will be presented to Council at an upcoming meeting.

 

·    Integrated Local Environmental Plan. This is a three to four year project, with detailed project planning to commence in the next few months.  In the interim, Council will continue to operate under the three existing plans.

 

·    New Inner West industrial agreement and salary structure.  Council inherited a disparate mix of EBAs, employment conditions and salary structures with the merger.  This situation causes concern for staff because of the inequities, as well as challenges for managers, who are managing teams of staff with very different working conditions.  This is a complex and industrially sensitive project that must be planned and executed well in order to deliver sustainable and effective long term outcomes for both the organisation and staff.  It will require a collaborative effort between management and the Joint Consultative Committee and staff to deliver sustainable outcomes.  This project will commence in 2018, once the process of migrating staff to the new organisation structures has been completed and is expected to take up to two years.

 

·    Realising community benefits of the merger – an important area of focus is on continuing to deliver the community benefits that can be derived from our increased scale and capacity as a larger and more influential Council.  This is particularly important in relation to major State policy and projects, such as WestConnex, Sydenham to Bankstown corridor, Parramatta Road revitalisation, Bays precinct etc.

Organisational governance – Project Management Office (PMO)

 

The merger implementation has been coordinated and overseen by a purposefully established Integration Team. 

 

The Integration Team comprises a small project management office (PMO) of six staff (with project management, change management and business analysis capabilities) to support a decentralised integration model that drives full accountability to Group Managers for integration and business as usual operations in their area of responsibility. 

 

The PMO has developed a framework to manage the vast amount of integration activity that is occurring across the organisation to:

 

·    enable an overarching view of the transformation of Inner West Council;

·    identify, scope and deliver integration projects;

·    align scope and organisational capacity;

·    identify and manage interdependencies between projects;

·    manage risk; and

·    monitor and report progress.

 

Throughout 2017, the Integration and Transformation Program has gained momentum, with 190 projects in scope spread over a 5 year delivery period across three streams:

 

·    Stream 1: TechnologyOne Implementation – the single largest integration project comprising a suite of corporate applications to integrate and streamline operations

 

·    Stream 2: Corporate Priority Projects – critical projects affecting all areas of Council (e.g. co-location, integrated financials, organisational restructure)

 

·    Stream 3: Service Unit Integration Projects – critical projects that are focussed on integrating and improving the operations of each individual Service Unit

 

 

 

 

A total of 33 projects of ranging complexity have been successfully delivered to-date under the program, with 85 projects currently in progress.

 

Risk management

 

Risk identification and mitigation has been at the forefront of planning since the pre-merger phase, and continues to be a key focus area for the Integration PMO and the enterprise risk team. 

 

The Integration and Innovation Plan identified seven risks to the implementation process, as well as strategies to mitigate them where possible.  The identified risks were:

 

·    Community is unaccepting of the new Council

·    Loss of local community representation and identity in a larger Council

·    Lack of continuity in service delivery

·    Failure to resource and deliver business integration with business as usual activities

·    Savings from the merger are not realised and costs are recognised

·    Opportunities for improvement and innovation are not realised

·    Loss of key staff during the implementation period

 

Through extensive ongoing efforts from staff across the organisation we have been able to minimise these risks to extent that they have had little overall impact on the success of the merger.  Indeed, it is both pleasing to see and testament to the work of Council staff that community surveying has indicated that community satisfaction has risen in the first year and remains very high at with 90% of respondents at least somewhat satisfied with Council’s overall performance.

 

Challenges

 

Implementing a merger of three organisations without dropping the ball on business as usual service delivery is incredibly challenging, especially as it is widely known that productivity and morale decline during times of high organisational change.  Council staff have been experiencing, and will continue to experience for some time yet, a complex high change environment.  What makes this change more complicated and unique is that it will be constant over a 2-3 year period and all the core components that bring together an organisation have or will be changing - such as leadership, strategic direction, the organisational delivery model (Service Units), organisational structure, systems in use, business processes, people’s roles, work locations, pay and conditions.

 

The success that has been achieved to date has only been possible for the contribution of every staff member and is testament to the calibre of staff at Inner West Council, their teamwork, professionalism, capabilities and commitment to the organisation and the Inner West community.

 

Some of the key challenges include:

 

·    Change fatigue – our staff have been through a lot of change since the merger, including two Interim General Managers in a short space of time with very different organisational approaches, obtaining a role in the new organisation, moving work locations, settling into new teams, and beginning to learn new systems and ways of operating, all whilst striving to deliver services as usual to the community.  There is still a lot of change to come, especially in the technology space and along with that, business processes. Some of our teams in particular, such as Human Resources and ICT are at the forefront of many change projects and are under unusual levels of pressure.  Accordingly, the pace at which change can occur needs to be delicately balanced across a range of factors including both organisational capacity to deliver and to absorb the change that is underway.

 

·    Prescribed processes – some changes need to be done quickly in order to avoid long periods of uncertainty and anticipation for staff.  Sometimes the processes that Council must follow by legislation in the post-merger environment, slow down the pace of change and have unintended consequences.  For example, the time taken to complete the prescribed processes for recruitment, which have desirable intentions to ensure proper process and  fairness, cause delays and prolonged uncertainty for staff, as it takes up to 12 weeks before they can be placed in a role.  These processes are both important and necessary, but are why it has taken over 12 months to fill the organisation structure. 

 

·    Integrated communication and ICT systems – it cannot be over emphasised how critical ICT infrastructure is to the successful operation of the merged Council and to delivering operational efficiency and service improvements. The new TechnologyOne system will deliver many benefits over time, including an integrated business applications platform, real time customer information and enhanced e-business capability, however it takes several years to implement and realise the benefits of large scale ICT transformations.  The challenge in the short term is operating out of the many disparate legacy systems that still need to be supported and used in the interim.  Obtaining accurate, consistent and timely management information is challenging at present and requires significant manual data manipulation from multiple systems.

 

·    Differing employment conditions – now that teams are co-located and integrating their operations, the impact of the different employment conditions is magnified, when people are sitting side by side, sometimes in exactly the same role, with different employment conditions, such as working hours, shift patterns and break times).  Rostering and assembling work crews is very challenging in these circumstances.  The impact of these differences needs to be carefully managed in the intervening period until the new Inner West industrial framework is finalised.  The challenges that this environment creates for the Human Resources Department at an incredibly demanding time in the organisation’s development are also significant.

 

·    Balancing transforming and delivering business as usual – all organisations face the pressures of balancing the successful delivery of business as usual whilst also working to improve the organisation and services at the same time.  This challenge is magnified in the post-merger environment simply due to the magnitude of change that is necessary over a relatively short period of time and the reach of those changes across the organisation.

 

Stronger Councils measures

 

The Office of Local Government is measuring newly merged councils against a number of success indicators.  For Inner West Council, these are shown in the table below.  It is expected that Council will need to report on these indicators at least annually.

 

Indicator

Progress

Net financial savings (NPV) of $60 million over 10 years included in Council’s financial forecasts

These savings figures are based on the KPMG merger savings commissioned by the Department of Premier & Cabinet.

 

Council is on track to realise these gross savings of $60m over 10 years, through:

 

·    Savings in senior staff costs ($1.5m p/a)

·    Savings in insurances ($980k p/a)

·    Savings in Councillor fees ($350k p/a)

·    Savings in SSROC fees ($100k p/a)

·    Expected savings through more effective/scaled procurement (est. $1.3m)

It is important to stress that the net savings will be less, due in particular to some short to medium term inflexibilities.  These include:  employee cost restraints associated with the 3 and 5 year job protections and the impact of rising salaries due to the substantially different salary bases of the former councils.

 

Other short term constraints include merger costs, including additional ICT costs associated with upgrading to a common hardware and operating platform, as well as maintaining dual sets of software licenses for legacy systems throughout the TechnologyOne implementation period.

 

A report on the merger costs will be presented to Council later in October.

 

Improved community satisfaction index score for Council’s overall performance

 

Improved community satisfaction index score for Council’s community consultation and engagement

 

Improved satisfaction index score for community confidence with Council’s integrity and decision making

A benchmark Community Satisfaction Survey was undertaken in October 2016.  The sample consisted of a total of 1,008 residents with key objectives of the research including:

 

·  Assessing and establishing the community’s priorities and satisfaction in relation to council activities, services, and facilities

·  Identifying the community’s overall level of satisfaction with Council’s performance

·  Identifying the community’s level of agreement with prompted statements surrounding wellbeing/connectedness

·  Identifying methods of communication and engagement with Council

85% of residents were at least ‘somewhat satisfied’ with Council performance, of which 51% were satisfied to very satisfied

 

The survey was repeated in July 2017 with overall satisfaction increasing by 5% to 90%.

 

In the 2106 survey, 58% of residents rated Council’s community engagement as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’. This figure remained steady at this level in 2017.

 

In 2016, 70% of residents were ‘somewhat satisfied’ to ‘satisfied’ with Council’s integrity and decision making.  This increased to 75% in the 2017 survey.

 

5 year costed capital renewal works program adopted by June 2017

A four year funded capital expenditure program is contained in the 2017/18 Operational Plan and Budget.  The fifth year is currently in draft.

 

Increased proportion of staff who feel the organisation has a positive future and are committed to its success

An initial staff survey was undertaken in late 2016 with mixed results.  Staff focus groups have since been held to evaluate the results and to identify improvement actions.

 

It is planned to undertake further assessment of staff sentiments to obtain measures of engagement and positivity in November 2017.

 

As recruitment to the permanent structure progresses, providing more certainty and a stronger sense of team, and the benefits of team co-location and systems integration take hold, it is anticipated that positive staff sentiment has increased.

 

Diversity of representation at engagement forums and on strategic reference groups (SRGs)

 

 

Following an extensive EOI process, the following eight Strategic Reference Groups were created in February 2017:

 

·      Young Leaders Reference Group

·      Social Inclusion Strategic Reference Group

·      Economic Development Strategic Reference Group

·      Housing and Affordability Reference Group

·      Transport Strategic Reference Group

·      Environment Strategic Reference Group

·      Planning and Heritage Strategic Reference Group

·      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group

 

Across the groups there is a good mix of new representatives and previous committee members.  Care was taken to ensure the membership of each SRG drew broadly from across the new larger LGA.  The SRGs are meeting regularly and are functioning well.  The effectiveness of the SRGs is due to be reviewed after one year of operation in February/March 2018.

 

90% of housing development applications determined within 40 days

 

 

Council has fundamentally reformed its Development Application system to improve the customer experience.

 

In May 2017, Council adopted a new Development Advisory and Assessment Policy which focuses on a consistent and improved pre-DA process in order that applications lodged are complete, ‘approvable’ and less likely to generate substantial objections from neighbours and the broader community.

 

While the policy and changes to practice have only been in place a short time, we are already seeing positive signs.  

 

It is relevant to note that the NSW Government has changed its definition of what constitutes a ‘housing approval’, to an extent that the target not only captures a very small percentage of Council’s approvals and is no longer the key metric of performance in development assessment. Rather, Council continues to reduce its average processing time for all applications. Council’s average DA processing time reached a peak of 113 days for the month of January 2017, with this figure reduced to an average of 81 days in August 2017.

 

Overall, we have reduced backlog applications older than 120 days by 55% and those over 40 days by 33% since 1 January 2017.

Increased number of online transactions

 

 

Legacy websites continue to operate with equal opportunity for online transactions as offered pre-merger.  The Technology One E-Business Module will provide increased opportunity for online transactions and is scheduled for completion at the end of 2018.

 

Customer uptake of available online services has continued to grow, with over 88,000 transactions during 2016/17, which was a 186% increase over the previous year.

 

Number of initiatives with NSW Government agencies and others on identified priority issues

With Council’s new larger scale concerted efforts are being made to influence key policy, planning and infrastructure decisions.  Notable inroads have been made in a number of areas to date, including:

 

WestConnex

Council has advocated a mature two-part approach. With almost 60 per cent of the community opposing WestConnex (Micromex, 2016), Council’s principal position has been opposition to the project given our strong view that urban motorways are an outmoded transport option.  However, recognising that the project is under construction, Council has been interventionist in trying to get improved management of construction and other impacts on residents. The monthly WestConnex Community Liaison Forum has ensured that impacted residents have had access to key regulatory authorities, such as the Department of Planning & Environment and EPA. 

 

Council has also achieved a number of significant improvements for the community from the project rollout, including obtaining a dedicated in-house Compliance Officer who is working hard to ensure the project complies with its conditions of approval; gaining a guarantee that all residual lands associated with the project will be given back to the community; securing undergrounding of the proposed Rozelle interchange; and abandonment of plans for what would have been a highly invasive construction dive site next to Sydney Secondary College at Leichhardt.

 

Council pushed hard for the establishment of the State Government’s WestConnex Community Reference Group, but in reality it is delivering little benefit for residents due to Sydney Motorway Corporation’s failure to bring appropriate technical level representation to the meetings and to engage proactively on how the project’s significant impacts might be better managed.

 

Parramatta Road Guided Electric Transport (GET)

In late 2016, the State Government released ambitious renewal plans for Parramatta Road which included 27,000 new homes and 50,000 new jobs; without a proper public transport solution, the Government only committing to a rapid bus system.

 

Council, in conjunction with the City of Canada Bay Council, undertook a public transport options study for Parramatta Road which conclusively demonstrated that the proposed State Government option of reliance on diesel-fuelled buses did not represent an appropriate transformative transport solution. Council’s study instead recommended the introduction of a Guided Electric Transit System (GETS), leading technology which is increasingly being introduced in many European and North American cities. The technology has many similarities to and advantages of light rail, but without the high construction and disruption costs.  In a big win for Council, arrangements are being finalised with the State Government to undertake a joint preliminary feasibility study into the proposal.

·     

Affordable Housing

One of the most critical issues facing the Inner West is lack of affordable housing, with the traditional demographic of the Inner West struggling to find affordable rental housing.  Following extensive community consultation on a draft Affordable Housing Policy which was strongly supported by the community, Council introduced its city-leading policy in March 2017. The policy is strongly founded on economic viability principles and targets the gain in land value achieved when land is rezoned to a higher density residential use. It requires 15 per cent of units on large private sector sites to be provided for affordable housing and 30 per cent on government sites.

 

Council is currently working with the Department of Planning and Environment to obtain recognition of the policy in State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) 70 – Affordable Rental Housing, which would enable a transparent and streamlined approach to the delivery of affordable rental housing.

 

Protection of our urban forest

Another area where Council has made inroads is in the protection of our street trees. Last winter Ausgrid and its contractors performed a very significant cut to many of our local trees. There was widespread community concern resulting in over 100 complaints. As a result of meetings between Council and Ausgrid’s CEO, Ausgrid has agreed to and is currently implementing a much reduced cut this winter, as well as committing to work with Inner West Council on a bespoke approach to our street trees in the future.

 

Completing the Greenway

Council has also been successful in securing a substantial boost to funding of the Cooks River to Iron Cove Greenway. Early in the term of Administration, Council secured a commitment of $7.25 million from Transport for NSW. This was matched by a $7.25 million commitment by Council, enabling completion of the remaining 3.2 kilometres of the Greenway shared path, from Parramatta Road to the Cooks River, by 2021. This is a long delayed and much needed outcome that the community and former councils had been campaigning for over a decade. 

·     

Increased proportion of staff who believe in the values of the organisation

Council’s FIRST Organisational Values – flexibility, integrity, respect and spirit of team - were launched in April 2017.  The planned staff engagement survey to be conducted in November 2017 will provide a baseline measure of the percentage of staff who believe in the values.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Council has requested a report on the costs of the merger.  This report will be provided to the next Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 October 2017.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

This report reflects the contributions of Council staff across all Service Units.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Not applicable.  This report is available to the community on Council’s website.

 

CONCLUSION

Significant progress has been made in the last year as outlined in the report.  It has been an incredibly busy and challenging period for Council staff, who have been juggling a merger implementation and delivering services as usual.  It is particularly pleasing to note that there have been no significant service disruptions and that community satisfaction with Inner West Council has not only remained high, but improved.

 

Notwithstanding the significant progress, it is important to be mindful that the task of creating a new organisation from three merged entities is complex and will taking several years to complete.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Integration and Innovation Plan June 2016

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 5

Subject:         Administrator's End of Term Report  

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     Ian Naylor - Manager Civic and Executive Support  

Authorised By:  Tanya Whitmarsh - Group Manager Governance

 

SUMMARY

To provide Council with the Administrator’s End of Term Report published on Council’s Website in August 201 .

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council receive and note the Administrator’s End of Term Report.

 

 

BACKGROUND

The Administrator published an End of Term report in August in 2017 outlining the achievements of the Council during the term of the Administrator, a copy of the report is shown as Attachment 1.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Nil.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Nil.

 

CONCLUSION

Nil.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Administrator's End of Term Report

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 6

Subject:         2017/18 Budget and 2018/19 Budget Process.   

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     Pav Kuzmanovski - Group Manager Finance  

Authorised By:  Michael Tzimoulas - Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

 

SUMMARY

The purpose of this report is to outline the process undertaken to develop 2017/18 Budget and 2018/19 Process.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council receive and note 2017/18 Budget and 2018/19 Budget Process.

 

 

BACKGROUND

The 2017/18 Council budget was an amalgamation of the Year 2 of the constituent Council’s (former Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville) respective Long Term Financial Plans. During 2017/18 financial year, Council was required to develop only a one year Operational Plan (one-year budget and service unit outcomes) and work with Councillors post-election to develop the CSP and Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) starting from 2018/19.

 

DISCUSSION

The adopted 2017/18 budget incorporates the following reserve structure:

·    Statutory Reserves required by legislation.  These are referred to as “externally restricted”;

·    Internally restricted funds: these are funds quarantined to maintain cash for items such as employee leave liability or monies held in advance for hire of Council property etc; and

·    Working Funds: these are funds allocated within the LTFP to specific budgeted items. 

The draft balances of these reserves (subject to audit clearance) are as follows as at 30 June 2017:

 

Reserve

Amount ($M)

Externally Restricted - S94 Develop Contributions

$58

Externally Restricted - Unexpended Grants

$25

Domestic Waste

$17

Externally Restricted - Other Externally Restricted

$6

Internally Restricted - Employee Leave Entitlement

$33

Internally Restricted – Deposits and Bonds

$12

Internally Restricted – Other

$3

Working Funds

$50

Total

$204

 

As a part of this process, Council’s has fully funded its Employee Leave Entitlement (previously only partly funded – approximately 50%).

The tabled working funds have been fully allocated to fund capital renewal works in the coming financial years. Any additional initiatives that are incorporated into either the 2017/18 or 2018/19 budget (through a Council resolution) will need to either need to identify a new revenue source, financial saving or reduction in expenditure to fund the proposed initiative.

 

The 2018/19 Operating and Capital budgets will require Council to adopt a financially sustainable budget that will form a part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) framework that includes the Community Strategic Plan (CSP), Delivery Program (4-year outlook), Operational Plan (1-year outlook) and Resourcing Strategy. The Resourcing Strategy will consist of a Long Term Financial Plan, Asset Management Plans (by asset class), Workforce Plans and ICT Strategy.  

The 2018/19 budget will see the development of the first LTFP that will document the short, medium and long term financial sustainability of Council and its ability to deliver services into the future. The starting point of the LTFP will see the 2017/18 budget roll into 2018/19 budget (as business as usual) that will form the initial baseline budget. In refining the 2018/19 budget, the considerations need to prioritized:

-      Harmonization of Service Levels across Council

-      Harmonization of Fees and Charges across Council

-      Development of revised strategies and policies

-      Continual integration of Service units to ensure effective utilization of resources

Councillors will be responsible for determining service levels and also ensuring that services levels are set in a way that they do not have an impact on Council’s financially sustainability at any stage during the LTFP.

The current capital program is approximately $65 million with cash flow reviewed on a quarterly basis. Council is currently seeing the delivery of a number of large scale capital projects such as Ashfield Pool, Marrickville Hospital Site and Ashfield Town Centre along with the implementation of projects from the Stronger Communities Fund. Over the next 2-3 years, as these projects are completed, Council will see core levels of capital expenditure return to approximately $40 -$50 million funded from a number of funding sources.

Capital budgets will be developed with the following principles to allow realistic delivery of projects with minimal funds carried forward to fund uncompleted works:

-      Year 1 – Scoping and Engagement

-      Year 2 – Design

-      Year 3+ - Construction

 This will ensure that Council delivers on its outcomes in the Operational Plan and Delivery Program.

Council will need to work with the community to identify an agreed Asset Management service level in order for the Inner West to determine and calculate its infrastructure backlog as part of the development of the 2018/19 Asset Management Plan.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Nil.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Nil.

 

CONCLUSION

Nil.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 7

Subject:         Local Government NSW Annual Conference  

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     Ian Naylor - Manager Civic and Executive Support  

Authorised By:  Tanya Whitmarsh - Group Manager Governance

 

SUMMARY

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of the Local Government NSW Annual Conference to be held in Sydney from 4-6 December 2017. It is recommended that Council nominate Councillors who wish to attend the Conference, consider any motions to be put forward to the Conference and receive a further report on motions and voting delegates at 24 October Council Meeting.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council:

 

1.   Nominate Councillors to attend the 2017 Local Government NSW Conference;

2.   Consider motions to be submitted to the Conference; and

3.   Receive a further report on 24 October on voting delegates and adopting motions for the Conference.

 

BACKGROUND

The Local Government NSW Conference is the annual policy-making event for NSW general-purpose councils, associate members and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. It is the pre-eminent event of the local government year where local councillors come together to share ideas and debate issues that shape the way we are governed. This year’s Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney from 4-6 December 2017. A copy of the Draft Program is shown as Attachment 1.

 

Registration

 

The deadline for early bird registration for the Conference is 23 October 2017. The cost for registration is $899 per person. The Expenses and Facilities Policy for Councillors makes provision for Councillors to attend this Conference and to reimburse partners of Councillors to attend the official Conference Dinner.  Partners may also attend other functions and business session of the Conference at their own cost.

 

Accommodation and Travel Expenses

 

As the Conference is being held in Sydney, accommodation will not be provided for in accordance with the Expenses and Facilities Policy for Councillors. Travel expenses to and from the Conference will be reimbursed in accordance with the Expenses and Facilities Policy for Councillors.

 

Voting Delegates

 

Council is entitled to a number of voting delegates who will be entitled to vote on the motions discussed during the Conference. Local Government NSW has advised that they will inform each council of the number of voting delegates they are eligible to have on 13 October. A further report will be prepared for 24 October Council Meeting to consider voting delegates for the Conference.

 

 

Motions

 

Motions may be submitted for debate at the Conference that meet the criteria shown below. The deadline for submission of motions is 6 November 2017. A further report will be submitted to the 24 October Council Meeting to consider any motions to be submitted to the Conference.

Local Government NSW have advised that in order to be considered for the Conference  motions must meet the criteria shown below and be different to motions raised at the 2016 Annual Conference. A copy of the Action Report for the 2016 Conference is shown attached as Attachment 2.

The Local Government NSW Board has resolved that motions will be included in the Business Paper for the Conference only where they:

1.   are consistent with the objects of the Association (see Rule 4 of the Association’s rules);

2.   relate to Local Government in NSW and/or across Australia;

3.   concern or are likely to concern Local Government as a sector;

4.   seek to advance the Local Government policy agenda of the Association and/or improve governance of the Association;

5.   have a lawful purpose (a motion does not have a lawful purpose if its implementation would require or encourage non-compliance with prevailing laws);

6.   are clearly worded and unambiguous in nature; and

7.   do not express preference for one or several members over one or several other members.

Reasons for a motion to be excluded:

Please note the Board will not include motions in the Business Paper which do not advance the local government policy agenda. Therefore a motion will not be included if it is operational, rather than strategic; not local government business; focused on a local issue only or if the motion is consistent with longstanding actions of LGNSW and the Local Government and Shire's Association.

 

Further, for a motion to be included in the Conference Business Paper the submitting member needs to provide accompanying evidence of its support for the motion. Such evidence may include an extract of the minutes of the meeting at which the member resolved to submit the motion for consideration by the Conference.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

There is money allocated in the 2017/18 Budget for attendance by Councillors at the Local Government NSW Annual Conference, including registration fees and travel costs.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Nil

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Nil

 

CONCLUSION

Nil

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Local Government NSW - Annual Conference 2017 - Draft Program

2.

2016 Annual Conference Action Report

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 8

Subject:         Panel of Code of Conduct Reviewers 

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     Ian Naylor - Manager Civic and Executive Support 

Authorised By:  Tanya Whitmarsh - Group Manager Governance

 

SUMMARY

Council at its Meeting of 21 September resolved to defer this matter to allow for background information on applicants to be provided to Councillors. This background information has been circulated separately to Councillors as it was provided to a third party as part of a confidential expression of interest process.

 

This report addresses the need to appoint a panel of independent conduct reviewers as required under Council’s Code of Conduct and pursuant to provisions under sections 440 and 440A of the NSW Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council appoint as its Code of Code of Reviewer Panel for a period of 4 years (expiring on 21 September 2021) the following:

 

Name

Organisation

 

 

Phil O’Toole

Centium Group Pty Ltd

Peter Moroney

Nemesis Consultancy Group Pty Ltd

John Renshaw / Kelvin Kenney

O’Connor Marsden & Associates Pty Ltd

Wayne Gilbert

PKF Forensic and Risk Services Pty Ltd

Monica Kelly

Prevention Partners

Kath Roach

SINC Solutions

Rob Ryan

Strategic Risk Solutions

Kathryn Thane

Train Reaction Pty Ltd

Council’s Internal Ombudsman*

Internal Ombudsman Service

 

BACKGROUND

In accordance with Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for NSW Local Councils issued by the Office of Local Government, Council must appoint a panel of conduct reviewers who can review complaints made under Council’s Code of Conduct.  The term of the current panel of conduct reviewers expired in July, therefore Council needs to appoint a new panel of conduct reviewers.

 

During May 2017, SSROC undertook an expression of interest and evaluation process to establish a panel of conduct reviewers for member councils.  The evaluation panel consisted of two governance professionals from member councils and one SSROC representative.   In assessing the submissions received, the evaluation panel gave consideration to the

·    skills of the individuals / organisations to review complaints made under the Code of Conduct

·    criteria for conduct reviewers detailed in the Model Code of Conduct

·    need to offer to Councils a wide range of expertise

·    skills and relative pricing levels that would provide to Councils a range of potential options depending upon the type of review that would be undertaken.

 

The evaluation panel unanimously agreed that the first 8 individuals / organisations listed in the table included in this report be accepted as members of the Code of Conduct Review Panel for SSROC member Councils.

 

Council has resolved to enter into a shared service agreement for the provision of an Internal Ombudsman.  The Internal Ombudsman will manage code of conduct complaints for Council and refer matters for investigation to one of the 8 individuals / organisations included in the SSROC Panel.  However, to receive Code of Conduct complaints the Internal Ombudsman must also be listed as a conduct reviewer on the Inner West Council’s panel of conduct reviewers. 

 

The Internal Ombudsman has been recruited through a competitive process to meet the requirements of the Code of Conduct for the IWC panel of Code of Conduct reviewers.  The Internal Ombudsman has been included in the recommended panel of conduct reviewers as shown in the following table.

 

Proposed IWC Panel of Conduct Reviewers

 

Name

Organisation

 

 

Phil O’Toole

Centium Group Pty Ltd

Peter Moroney

Nemesis Consultancy Group Pty Ltd

John Renshaw / Kelvin Kenney

O’Connor Marsden & Associates Pty Ltd

Wayne Gilbert

PKF Forensic and Risk Services Pty Ltd

Monica Kelly

Prevention Partners

Kath Roach

SINC Solutions

Rob Ryan

Strategic Risk Solutions

Kathryn Thane

Train Reaction Pty Ltd

Council’s Internal Ombudsman*

Internal Ombudsman Service

 

* Not part of the SSROC panel of conduct reviewers but added to Council’s panel so that they can manage code of conduct complaints for Council and refer matters for investigation to one of the 8 individuals / organisations listed on the SSROC Panel.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

If your report has resourcing or budget implications above your current allocation of resources or budget, please contact Pav (x2040) or Caroline Bugg (x2043).  Please enter “Nil.” if there are no financial implications.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Nil

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Nil

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Nil.  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 9

Subject:         Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2017 and     7 September 2017 

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     John Stephens - Traffic and Transport Services Manager  Wal Petschler

Authorised By:  Wal Petschler - Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater

 

SUMMARY

The minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2017 and 7 September 2017 are presented for Council consideration.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 3 August 2017 and 7 September 2017 be received and the recommendations be adopted with the exception of Item 6 on 3 August 2017 which has been approved by RMS.

 

 

BACKGROUND

Meetings of the Inner West Council Local Traffic Committee was held on 3 August 2017 at Petersham and 7 September 2017 at Leichhardt. The minutes of the August meeting are shown at ATTACHMENT 1 and the minutes of the September meeting are shown at ATTACHMENT 2.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Projects proposed for implementation in 2017/18 are funded within existing budget allocations.

 

OTHER STAFF COMMENTS

Council should note that, in order to meet the event date for the Dulwich Hill Village Fair 2017, the unanimous recommendation by the Local Traffic Committee on 3 August 2017 concerning Item 6 Marrickville Road, Marrickville – Temporary Full Road Closures for Dulwich Hill Village Fair On Sunday 10 September 2017 was approved by the Roads & Maritime Services, as the approval of the Road Closure could not be exercised under delegations.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Specific projects have undergone public consultation as indicated in the respective reports to the Traffic Committee. Members of the public attended the meeting to address the Committee on specific items.

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee held on 3 August 2017

2.

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee held on 7 September 2017

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Held at Council Chambers, Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

On Thursday, 3 August 2017

 

Meeting commenced at 10am

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY BY CHAIRPERSON

Acknowledgement by Chairperson:

“I acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation on whose country we are meeting today, and their elders past and present.”

 

 

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT

 

 

Mr George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic Engineering Services, Marrickville (Chair)

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Ms Sarina Foulstone

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

SC Stephen Flanagan

NSW Police – Marrickville

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police – Leichhardt

Mr Kristian Calcagno

Roads & Maritime Services

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

Mr Manod Wickramasinghe

IWC’s Senior Traffic & Parking Engineer, Leichhardt

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Traffic Projects Engineer, Ashfield

Ms Snezana Bakovic

IWC’s Traffic Management Planner, Marrickville

Mr Benny Horn

IWC’s Cycling Planner, Marrickville

Mr Emilio Andari

IWC’s Traffic Engineer, Marrickville

Ms Christina Ip

IWC’s Administration Assistant, Marrickville

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

 

Ms Mardi Walker

Item 1

Mr Ben Dornan

Item 1

Mr Troy Thomas

Item 1

Ms Joanne Dickson

Item 1

Ms Jakki Pedder

Item 1

Ms Lucy Mclean

Item 15

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

 

Ms Jo Haylen MP

Member for Summer Hill

SC Anthony Kenny

NSW Police – Newtown

Sgt John Micallef

NSW Police – Ashfield

Mr John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic and Transport Services Manager

 

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS

 

Ms Sarina Foulstone declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 1 as a member of BIKESydney’s management committee.

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

The Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 6 July 2017 were adopted at the Council’s Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday, 25 July 2017.

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

Nil.

 

 

T0817 Item 1      Local Route 16 (Addison Road) - Public Consultation Report And Revised Concept Plan (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A revised concept plan for improvements to Local Route 16, a bicycle route identified in Council’s Marrickville Bicycle Plan, has been developed following public exhibition of the draft concept plan. This report presents a summary of feedback received during consultation with the local community and other stakeholders, and recommends that the revised concept plan be approved and detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       The revised concept plan for Local Route 16 (sheets B16049-C320 to B16049-C335) be approved; and

2.       Detailed designs for the route be developed.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Ms Mardi Walker, Mr Ben Dornan, Mr Troy Thomas, Ms Joanne Dickson,

Ms Jakki Pedder (attended at 10.02am)

 

The speakers, residents of Addison Road, stated that they did not support the proposed cycle lane and made the following comments:

 

·    The Road Safety Audit Report indicates the reduced parking lane width as a medium risk in relation to potential conflict between cyclists and car doors when car passengers exit from the left side into the cycle lane, in particular children.

 

·    The Road Safety Audit Report does not address the safety issues arising from the reduced buffer zone between the parking lane and the traffic lane given that Addison Road is a highly utilised road and is often used by heavy vehicles.

 

·    Reducing vehicle speeds along Addison Road has not been adequately addressed by the Project Designer in the audit report.

 

·    Kerbs on the north side of Addison Road are 250mm-300mm high which does not allow residents to park close to the kerb and the design does not seem to take this issue into account.

 

·    Residents did not fully understand the plans and what was proposed for the street and some residents also had difficulty locating the plans on Council’s website.

 

·    Queried the implementation of such a proposal to other streets in Sydney, with similar usage and traffic volumes, that have a cycleway configuration similar to the one proposed for Addison Road.

 

·    There has been no cost analysis undertaken on minimising risks.

 

·    Newington Road and the back streets of Addison Road are better alternatives for a cycleway and noted that the proposed plan already uses parts of these streets.

 

·    A video and several photos were also tabled.

 

(The speakers left the meeting at 10.37am)

 

Council Officers advised that in response to the Road Safety Audit report and feedback received, the revised concept plan was amended to increase the buffer between the car door and the cycleway to 0.4m. This is consistent with the buffer on existing bike paths in other parts of inner Sydney. The increased buffer would require the bike path to be partially constructed on the existing kerb and verge.

 

The representative for the Member for Balmain stated that he does not support the proposal in its current form for safety reasons as raised by the speakers. Positioning the bike lane adjacent to the kerb could result in residents placing their bins in the bike lane creating a hazard for cyclists. The representative questioned the use of Addison Road and asked why the entire route is not a shared path instead of part cycleway and part shared path.

 

The representative for Marrickville Police stated that he does not support the proposal, citing an increase in car door strikes involving cyclists.

 

Council Officers noted that the eastern end of Addison Road is narrower than the western end of the road and that crash history data for Addison Road shows there is no significant difference in the number and types of crashes in the narrow section of the road compared with the wide section of the road. The proposal plans to reduce the width of the wider section of the road to a width similar to the eastern end of the road. There is evidence of slower speeds on the narrow section of Addison Road compared to the wider section of the street.

 

Council Officers indicated that:

 

·    City of Sydney representatives have advised that the number of bike accidents have fallen at locations where two-way bike paths have been built;

·    car door accidents are more frequent on the driver side when cyclists approach the driver’s right blind spot. The proposal will have cyclists approaching the front of the parked car where there is greater visibility for both the cyclist and driver;

·    passenger side door accidents happen less often than driver door accidents and under the proposal, any impacts to the cyclist will occur on the footpath side of the street instead of the traffic side.

 

Committee members were advised that an additional Road Safety Audit will be conducted if the proposal progresses to the detailed design stage.

 

It was suggested Council have an on-site meeting with residents to demonstrate what is being proposed and to investigate the issue of kerb heights. Committee members agreed to defer the item to allow for further community consultation.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the item be deferred for further community consultation.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0817 Item 2      Seven Bridges Walk - Special Event - (Leichhardt & Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

The Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk event will be held on Sunday, 29th October 2017 at various locations in Sydney including areas within the Inner West Council. The Event is in its 12th year of operation and the applicant seeks approval again in 2017.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk to be held on Sunday, 29th October 2017 be approved, subject to a current Public Liability Insurance Policy which includes the Inner West Council being an interested party being submitted by the event organiser prior to the event.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk to be held on Sunday, 29th October 2017 be approved, subject to a current Public Liability Insurance Policy which includes the Inner West Council being an interested party being submitted by the event organiser prior to the event.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0817 Item 3      2017 St Brendan’s Parish And School Spring Fair - Proposed Temporary Road Closure To Hold School Spring Fair On Sunday 5th November 2017 (Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

In order to accommodate the St Brendan’s Parish and School Spring Fair, the St Brendan’s Spring Fair Committee has requested the temporary closure of Collins Street between Johnston Lane and Johnston Street, Annandale. A temporary road closure is proposed for Sunday, 5th November 2017 between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1)   That the temporary closure of Collins Street between Johnston Lane and Johnston Street, Annandale, on Sunday 5th November 2017 between 8:00am and 4:00pm be supported subject to the following conditions:

 

a)   That a three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles and pedestrians through the closed section of Collins Street at all times.

b)   That approval is sought from RMS to close Collins Street between Johnston Lane and Johnston Street, Annandale be obtained prior to the event.

c)   The occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been physically closed.

d)   That the applicant notifies all affected businesses, residents and other occupants of the temporary road closure prior to the event.  Any concerns or requirements in relation to the road closure raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated. The notification shall involve at the minimum an information letterbox drop distributed two weeks prior to the commencement of the event.

e)   That the approved Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be implemented at the applicant’s expense.

f)    That the organiser be advised to arrange RMS accredited traffic controllers to manage the road closure.

g)   That the applicant provide and erects barricades and signage in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3-2002: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads. As a minimum the following must be erected at both ends of the road closure area:

a.   Barrier Boards

b.   ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs

c.   ‘Detour’ (T5-1) signs

h)   That the applicant produce evidence of public risk insurance cover with a minimum policy value of $10,000,000 under which Council is indemnified against all claims for damage and/or injury that may result from either the activities and/or from the occupation of the public way during the temporary road closure.

i)    That the areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleansing costs.

j)    That the conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closure not result in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Noise Control Act.

k)   That a copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities.

l)    That the applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers.

m)  That the applicant be requested to provide free bicycle valet parking to the public and include the availability of this service in promoting the event.

 

2)     That Council reserves the right to cancel this approval at any time.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1)   That the temporary closure of Collins Street between Johnston Lane and Johnston Street, Annandale, on Sunday 5th November 2017 between 8:00am and 4:00pm be supported subject to the following conditions:

 

a)   That a three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles and pedestrians through the closed section of Collins Street at all times.

b)   That approval is sought from RMS to close Collins Street between Johnston Lane and Johnston Street, Annandale be obtained prior to the event.

c)   The occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been physically closed.

d)   That the applicant notifies all affected businesses, residents and other occupants of the temporary road closure prior to the event.  Any concerns or requirements in relation to the road closure raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated. The notification shall involve at the minimum an information letterbox drop distributed two weeks prior to the commencement of the event.

e)   That the approved Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be implemented at the applicant’s expense.

f)    That the organiser be advised to arrange RMS accredited traffic controllers to manage the road closure.

g)   That the applicant provide and erects barricades and signage in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3-2002: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads. As a minimum the following must be erected at both ends of the road closure area:

a.   Barrier Boards

b.   ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs

c.   ‘Detour’ (T5-1) signs

h)   That the applicant produce evidence of public risk insurance cover with a minimum policy value of $10,000,000 under which Council is indemnified against all claims for damage and/or injury that may result from either the activities and/or from the occupation of the public way during the temporary road closure.

i)    That the areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Footpaths, Roads, Traffic and Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleansing costs.

j)    That the conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closure not result in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Noise Control Act.

k)   That a copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities.

l)    That the applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers.

m)  That the applicant be requested to provide free bicycle valet parking to the public and include the availability of this service in promoting the event.

 

2)     That Council reserves the right to cancel this approval at any time.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0817 Item 4      Cavill Avenue/Liverpool Road, Ashfield – Modification of Splitter Island And Other Measures to Facilitate Pedestrian Safety.
(Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

The following proposal is to modify or upgrade (in the interim if not permanent) an existing splitter island in Cavill Avenue at the intersection of Liverpool Road, Ashfield to facilitate and improve pedestrian safety.

 

The existing splitter island with a gap for pedestrians is mis-aligned between the existing kerb ramps at the intersection. The modification to the splitter island will involve aligning the pram ramps to improve the amenity and safety of pedestrians in the area.

 

Also, other treatments to enhance road safety in Cavill Avenue at the intersection of Liverpool Road will be investigated. This may be in the form of either re-aligning the intersection of Cavill Avenue and Liverpool Road, and/or introducing a ‘40 km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area’ in Cavill Avenue and the other local streets or lanes between Cavill Avenue, the railway line, Liverpool Road and Hercules Street.

 

The following recommendation is made as an alternative to a request by the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT on behalf of the NSW Government ‘Family & Community Services’, located at No.2 Cavill Avenue, for a controlled crossing to be installed at the intersection of Cavill Avenue and Liverpool Road (Hume Highway), Ashfield.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The proposed upgrade of the existing splitter island, with kerb ramp adjustments, and installation of pedestrian warning signs and markings in Cavill Avenue at the intersection of Liverpool Road, Ashfield, as shown on the concept plan, be supported; and

2.   Other treatments to enhance road safety in Cavill Avenue at the intersection of Liverpool Road be investigated e.g. re-aligning the intersection of Cavill Avenue and Liverpool Road, and/or introducing a ‘40 km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area’ in Cavill Avenue and the other nearby local streets or lanes between Cavill Avenue, the railway line, Liverpool Road and Hercules Street.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council’s Officer provided Committee members with an enlarged version of the concept plan. 

 

Committee members were advised that it is intended that the pram ramp to the western side of the intersection and splitter island be re-constructed/modified to improve the pedestrian alignment between the ramps. Council’s Officer advised that the existing pram ramp to the eastern side is confined between footway pits and the kerb, and is considered of reasonable condition. Council’s Officer also advised that this ramp will be reconstructed  in line with any further possible treatment of the intersection.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The proposed upgrade of the existing splitter island, with kerb ramp adjustments, and installation of pedestrian warning signs and markings in Cavill Avenue at the intersection of Liverpool Road, Ashfield, as shown on the concept plan, be supported; and

2.   Other treatments to enhance road safety in Cavill Avenue at the intersection of Liverpool Road be investigated e.g. re-aligning the intersection of Cavill Avenue and Liverpool Road, and/or introducing a ‘40 km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area’ in Cavill Avenue and the other nearby local streets or lanes between Cavill Avenue, the railway line, Liverpool Road and Hercules Street.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0817 Item 5      Marrickville Road, Marrickville – Temporary Full Road Closures For Marrickville Festival On Sunday 22 October 2017 (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

'Marrickville Festival' is an annual event and this year it will be held on Sunday 22 October 2017. As per previous years the event will necessitate the temporary full road closure of Marrickville Road (between Petersham Road and Victoria Road), Illawarra Road (between Sydenham Road and Petersham Road), Alex Travellion Plaza and the Calvert Street car park in Marrickville. Short sections of Silver Street, Garners Avenue, Gladstone Street and Frampton Avenue where these streets intersect Marrickville Road will also be closed.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The proposed temporary full road closure of Marrickville Road (between Petersham Road and Victoria Road), Illawarra Road (between Sydenham Road and Petersham Road), Alex Trevallion Plaza, the Calvert Street car park and short sections of Silver Street, Garners Avenue, Gladstone Street, Calvert Street and Frampton Avenue where these streets intersect Marrickville Road, Marrickville, from 11:00pm on Saturday 21 October 2017 to 12:00am on Monday 23 October 2017, for the holding of the annual 'Marrickville Festival' (Class 2 event under the RMS Special Events Guide), be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   The temporary road closures be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days notice for submissions;

 

b.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval; and a Road Occupancy License application be submitted to the Transport Management Centre;

 

c.   Notice of the proposed event be forwarded to the N.S.W. Police, State Transit Authority, Marrickville Local Area Commander, the NSW Fire Brigades and the NSW Ambulance Services;

 

d.   Advance notification signs for the event be strategically installed at least two (2) weeks prior to the event;

 

e.   'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed over all existing parking restriction signage within the area of the festival, on the afternoon of the day prior to the event - Saturday 21 October 2017;

 

f.    'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed both sides of Petersham Road, Marrickville (between Illawarra Road and Marrickville Road) on the afternoon of the day prior to the event - Saturday 21 October 2017;

 

g.   Traffic Controllers be located on Petersham Road to assist with the movement of the buses;

 

h.   A 4-metre wide emergency vehicle access must be maintained through the ‘closed’ road area during the course of the festival;

 

i.    All affected residents and businesses in the closed road area be notified in writing through a letter box drop of surrounding properties at least two (2) weeks prior to event; and

 

j.    Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging.  Workers shall be specially designated for this role (and carry appropriate certificates), as necessary to comply with this condition.  This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads.

 

2.   The existing Alcohol-Free Zone in the vicinity of Marrickville Road be suspended on Sunday 22 October 2017 for the purpose of holding this year’s ‘Marrickville Festival’.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The proposed temporary full road closure of Marrickville Road (between Petersham Road and Victoria Road), Illawarra Road (between Sydenham Road and Petersham Road), Alex Trevallion Plaza, the Calvert Street car park and short sections of Silver Street, Garners Avenue, Gladstone Street, Calvert Street and Frampton Avenue where these streets intersect Marrickville Road, Marrickville, from 11:00pm on Saturday 21 October 2017 to 12:00am on Monday 23 October 2017, for the holding of the annual 'Marrickville Festival' (Class 2 event under the RMS Special Events Guide), be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   The temporary road closures be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days notice for submissions;

 

b.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval; and a Road Occupancy License application be submitted to the Transport Management Centre;

 

c.   Notice of the proposed event be forwarded to the N.S.W. Police, State Transit Authority, Marrickville Local Area Commander, the NSW Fire Brigades and the NSW Ambulance Services;

 

d.   Advance notification signs for the event be strategically installed at least two (2) weeks prior to the event;

 

e.   'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed over all existing parking restriction signage within the area of the festival, on the afternoon of the day prior to the event - Saturday 21 October 2017;

 

f.    'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed both sides of Petersham Road, Marrickville (between Illawarra Road and Marrickville Road) on the afternoon of the day prior to the event - Saturday 21 October 2017;

 

g.   Traffic Controllers be located on Petersham Road to assist with the movement of the buses;

 

h.   A 4-metre wide emergency vehicle access must be maintained through the ‘closed’ road area during the course of the festival;

 

i.    All affected residents and businesses in the closed road area be notified in writing through a letter box drop of surrounding properties at least two (2) weeks prior to event; and

 

j.    Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging.  Workers shall be specially designated for this role (and carry appropriate certificates), as necessary to comply with this condition.  This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads.

 

2.   The existing Alcohol-Free Zone in the vicinity of Marrickville Road be suspended on Sunday 22 October 2017 for the purpose of holding this year’s ‘Marrickville Festival’.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0817 Item 6      Marrickville Road, Marrickville – Temporary Full Road Closures For Dulwich Hill Village Fair On Sunday 10 September 2017 (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

‘Dulwich Hill Village Fair' is an annual event and this year it will be held on Sunday 10 September 2017. As per previous years the event will necessitate the temporary full road closure of Marrickville Road (between New Canterbury Road and Durham Street), Seaview Street (between Marrickville Road and property no. 24 Seaview Street), Caves Lane, the Seaview Street car park (car park adjacent to Caves Lane), the Loftus Street car park and Durham Lane, Dulwich Hill (between Durham Street and Loftus Street car park).

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The proposed temporary full road closure of Marrickville Road (between New Canterbury Road and Durham Street), Seaview Street (between Marrickville Road and property no. 24 Seaview Street), Caves Lane, the Seaview Street car park (car park adjacent to Caves Lane), the Loftus Street car park and Durham Lane, Dulwich Hill (between Durham Street and Loftus Street car park), on Sunday 10 September 2017 between 3:00am and 8:00pm, for the holding of the annual ‘ Dulwich Hill Village Fair’ (Class 2 event under the RMS Special Events Guide), be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   The temporary road closures be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days notice for submissions;

 

b.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval; and a Road Occupancy License application be submitted to the Transport Management Centre;

 

c.   Notice of the proposed event be forwarded to the N.S.W. Police, State Transit Authority, Marrickville Local Area Commander, the NSW Fire Brigades and the NSW Ambulance Services;

 

d.   Advance notification signs for the event be strategically installed at least two (2) weeks prior to the event;

 

e.   'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed over all existing parking restriction signage within the area of the festival, on the afternoon of the day prior to the event - Saturday 9 September 2017;

 

f.    A 4-metre wide emergency vehicle access must be maintained through the ‘closed’ road area during the course of the festival;

 

g.   All affected residents and businesses in the closed road area be notified in writing through a letter box drop of surrounding properties at least two (2) weeks prior to event; and

 

h.   Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging.  Workers shall be specially designated for this role (and carry appropriate certificates), as necessary to comply with this condition.  This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The proposed temporary full road closure of Marrickville Road (between New Canterbury Road and Durham Street), Seaview Street (between Marrickville Road and property no. 24 Seaview Street), Caves Lane, the Seaview Street car park (car park adjacent to Caves Lane), the Loftus Street car park and Durham Lane, Dulwich Hill (between Durham Street and Loftus Street car park), on Sunday 10 September 2017 between 3:00am and 8:00pm, for the holding of the annual ‘ Dulwich Hill Village Fair’ (Class 2 event under the RMS Special Events Guide), be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   The temporary road closures be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days notice for submissions;

 

b.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval; and a Road Occupancy License application be submitted to the Transport Management Centre;

 

c.   Notice of the proposed event be forwarded to the N.S.W. Police, State Transit Authority, Marrickville Local Area Commander, the NSW Fire Brigades and the NSW Ambulance Services;

 

d.   Advance notification signs for the event be strategically installed at least two (2) weeks prior to the event;

 

e.   'No Parking – Special Event' signs be affixed over all existing parking restriction signage within the area of the festival, on the afternoon of the day prior to the event - Saturday 9 September 2017;

 

f.    A 4-metre wide emergency vehicle access must be maintained through the ‘closed’ road area during the course of the festival;

 

g.   All affected residents and businesses in the closed road area be notified in writing through a letter box drop of surrounding properties at least two (2) weeks prior to event; and

 

h.   Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging.  Workers shall be specially designated for this role (and carry appropriate certificates), as necessary to comply with this condition.  This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0817 Item 7      Burrows Avenue, Sydenham – Proposed Bicycle Car Port – Design Plan (Marrickville Ward/Heffron Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposed on-road bicycle car port in Burrows Avenue, Sydenham. The proposal for an on-road bicycle car port with kerb blisters and associated signs will improve parking opportunities for cyclists at this location.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the on-road bicycle car port with kerb blisters and associated signs on the northern side of Burrows Avenue, Sydenham adjacent to Sydenham Railway Station (as per design plan No. 6114 dated July 2017) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for Marrickville Police stated that the proposed location of the bicycle port is in a space that is not highly visible to the general public. He noted that Sydenham Station is a hot spot for the theft of bicycles.

 

Council Officers advised that the proposal, including location, was previously supported at the Traffic Committee and the only change to the proposal was the inclusion of kerb blisters due to issues with the proposed ‘omnistop’ bollards and their footing clearance to electrical infrastructure.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the on-road bicycle car port with kerb blisters and associated signs on the northern side of Burrows Avenue, Sydenham adjacent to Sydenham Railway Station (as per design plan No. 6114 dated July 2017) be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0817 Item 8      Requests For ‘Works Zone’ Adjacent To No. 66 Constitution Road, Dulwich Hill (Ashfield Ward / Summer Hill Electorate / Marrickville LAC) 

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from Quality Construction Management for the provision of 'Works Zone' infront of No.66 Constitution Road, Dulwich Hill to facilitate construction deliveries and permit the parking of construction vehicles during loading and unloading activities.

 

It is recommended that the 'Works Zone' be approved for the construction works subject to Council fees and charges and that the existing mobility parking space be relocated to Grove Street for the duration of the temporary ‘Works Zone’.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 13 metres in length) in front of no. 66 Constitution Road, Dulwich Hill be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction work; and

2.       The existing ‘Mobility Parking’ zone be temporarily relocated to Grove Street (side boundary of no. 72 Constitution Road) for the duration of the ‘Works Zone’.

3.       The costs of supply, installation and removal of the signs and ‘Works Zone’ fees in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges are to be borne by the applicant.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The representative for the Member for Summer Hill questioned the relocation of the mobility parking space and asked whether the applicant for the parking space has been notified.

 

Council’s Officer advised the Committee members that the mobility parking space was provided as an amenity for the nearby light rail station and was not the result of an application from a resident. The Officer also advised that a letter to relocate the mobility parking space was received from the adjacent resident due to construction works commencing for their property.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 13 metres in length) in front of no. 66 Constitution Road, Dulwich Hill be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction work; and

2.       The existing ‘Mobility Parking’ zone be temporarily relocated to Grove Street (side boundary of no. 72 Constitution Road) for the duration of the ‘Works Zone’.

3.       The costs of supply, installation and removal of the signs and ‘Works Zone’ fees in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges are to be borne by the applicant.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

T0817 Item 9      Proposed No Stopping Restrictions In Brighton Street At Wentworth Street, Petersham (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A number of representations have been received from residents seeking the installation of Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping” zones in Brighton Street at Wentworth Street, Petersham. The reason for the request is to improve safety and sight distance for those turning from Wentworth Street into Brighton Street. It is therefore proposed to install the Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones on the northern side of Brighton Street to the east and west side of Wentworth Street.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.       'No Stopping' restrictions on the northern side of Brighton Street, Petersham, for a distance of 10m either side of Wentworth Street be APPROVED in accordance with Australian Road Rules to improve sight lines and increase safety at the intersection; and

2.       The applicant, respondents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.       'No Stopping' restrictions on the northern side of Brighton Street, Petersham, for a distance of 10m either side of Wentworth Street be APPROVED in accordance with Australian Road Rules to improve sight lines and increase safety at the intersection; and

2.       The applicant, respondents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0817 Item 10    Proposed 'No Parking' In Garners Lane, Marrickville Between Seymour Lane And The Rear Of 83 Frampton Avenue (Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received representation from affected residents in Garners Avenue and Frampton Avenue, Marrickville seeking the installation of ‘No Parking’ restrictions in the section of Garners Lane (eastern side) between Seymour Lane and the rear of property no. 83 Frampton Avenue. Garners Lane is a narrow lane and is a cul de sac at the northern end. Extending the existing parking restrictions in Garners Lane is supported by residents and will improve access and safety in the lane.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Garners Lane, Marrickville (eastern side) between Seymour Lane and the rear of property no. 83 Frampton Avenue be APPROVED; and

2.       The applicants, respondents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Garners Lane, Marrickville (eastern side) between Seymour Lane and the rear of property no. 83 Frampton Avenue be APPROVED; and

2.       The applicants, respondents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0817 Item 11    Proposed Removal Of 'No Parking' Nestor Lane, Lewisham - Southern Side (Stanmore Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received representations from residents requesting a review of the existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the southern side of Nestor Lane. Council Officers agreed to the review and subsequently carried out consultation with affected residents and property holders. Following the outcome of the community consultation, it is recommended to proceed with the proposal to remove the existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the southern side of Nestor Lane with the exception of a section at the rear of 4-6 Thomas Street.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   Removal of the existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Nestor Lane, Lewisham (southern side) except at the rear of property nos 4 & 6 Thomas Street be APPROVED; and

 

2.   The residents, respondents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   Removal of the existing ‘No Parking’ restrictions in Nestor Lane, Lewisham (southern side) except at the rear of property nos 4 & 6 Thomas Street be APPROVED; and

 

2.   The residents, respondents and Council Rangers be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0817 Item 12    Hopetoun Lane, Camperdown - Extension Of ‘No Parking’ Restrictions In The Laneway (Stanmore Ward / Newtown Electorate / Newtown LAC)       

SUMMARY

 

A resident of Hopetoun Street, Camperdown raised concerns regarding vehicles being parked in Hopetoun Lane opposite their garage and thereby restricting vehicular access into and out of their garage. Residents have been notified of the proposal to extend the 'No Parking' restrictions on the western side of Hopetoun Lane by 27 metres southward from the rear of property No.102 Australia Street to No.112 Australia Street, Camperdown (inclusive). It is envisaged that this proposal will improve vehicular access to residents’ off-street parking. It is recommended that the proposal be approved.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The installation of full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the western side of Hopetoun Lane, Camperdown between the rear of property No.102 Australia Street to No.112 Australia Street, Camperdown (inclusive) be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to residents’ off-street car parking spaces; and

2.   The applicant, Council's Rangers and affected residents be advised in terms of this report.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The installation of full-time ‘No Parking’ restrictions on the western side of Hopetoun Lane, Camperdown between the rear of property No.102 Australia Street to No.112 Australia Street, Camperdown (inclusive) be APPROVED, in order to provide unobstructed vehicular access to residents’ off-street car parking spaces; and

2.   The applicant, Council's Rangers and affected residents be advised in terms of this report.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0817 Item 13    Modification Of No Parking Restriction - John Street, Leichhardt
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received correspondence from a resident of John Street, Leichhardt, requesting a modification to the operating hours of the existing 6m ‘No Parking’ space outside the business at Nos.21-35 John Street, Leichhardt , to improve parking availability of weekends.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The hours of the existing 6m ‘No Parking 8am-6pm’ space outside Nos.21-35 John Street, Leichhardt  be modified to ‘No Parking 8am-6pm Mon-Fri’.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The hours of the existing 6m ‘No Parking 8am-6pm’ space outside Nos.21-35 John Street, Leichhardt  be modified to ‘No Parking 8am-6pm Mon-Fri’.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0817 Item 14    Laneway Rear of 70 Smith Street, Summer Hill - Request For ‘No Parking’ Restrictions (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

The resident of No.70 Smith Street, Summer Hill has raised concern with access to his rear garage when vehicles park adjacent to the rear of his property and rear fence of neighbouring property at No.68 Smith Street in the unnamed lane.

 

The parked cars in the rear lane imped the required turning area needed to enter and exit the subject garage.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

A full time 'No Parking' restriction be installed on the northern side of the unnamed rear lane south and parallel to Smith Street, between 41 metres and 57 metres west of the kerb alignment of Spencer Street, Summer Hill.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers tabled images (attached) showing a parked car obstructing access to No.70 Smith Street (Fig. 1) and the proposed location of the ‘No Parking’ zone (Fig. 2), as referenced in the agenda.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

A full time 'No Parking' restriction be installed on the northern side of the unnamed rear lane south and parallel to Smith Street, between 41 metres and 57 metres west of the kerb alignment of Spencer Street, Summer Hill.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0817 Item 15    ‘No Parking’ And ‘No Stopping’ Restrictions – Unnamed Laneway Between Flood Street And National Street, Leichhardt (Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received concerns from number of residents, requesting signage to prevent obstructed access in the unnamed laneways between Flood Street and National Street, Leichhardt.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 13m ‘No Parking’ zone to be installed on the northern side of the unnamed laneway between Ivory Lane and National Street extending west from the common boundary of No.24 Myrtle Street and No.41 Flood Street (Wangal Nura Park); and

2.   The southern side of the unnamed laneway between Ivory Lane and National Street (side boundary of Nos. 39 Flood Street and 42 National Street) be signposted as ‘No Parking’ with 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones being installed at the intersections.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Ms Lucy Mclean (attended at 10.40am)

 

Ms Mclean sought clarification on the location of the proposed ‘No Parking’ zone as the recommendation references Ivory Lane, however she noted the report references Flood Street instead.

 

Council’s Officer acknowledged the error and stated that Council intends to install the ‘No Parking’ zone in the unnamed laneway between Flood Street and National Street as proposed to residents during consultation, and will correct the recommendation to reflect this.  Ms Mclean stated that she supports that recommendation.

 

(Ms Mclean left the meeting at 10.47am)

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 13m ‘No Parking’ zone to be installed on the northern side of the unnamed laneway between Flood Street and National Street extending west from the common boundary of No.24 Myrtle Street and No.41 Flood Street (Wangal Nura Park); and

2.   The southern side of the unnamed laneway between Flood Street and National Street (side boundary of Nos. 39 Flood Street and 42 National Street) be signposted as ‘No Parking’ with 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones being installed at the intersections.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T0817 Item 16    Minor Traffic Facilities (Leichhardt & Balmain Wards/ Balmain Electorate/ Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

This report deals with minor traffic facility applications received by Inner West Council, Leichhardt and includes ‘Disabled Parking’ and ‘Works Zone’ applications.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   That the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.34 Stephen Street, Balmain be removed as the zone is no longer required;

2.   That a 5.5m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.19 Steward Street, Lilyfield replacing the existing resident parking restrictions;

3.   That a 5.5m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.30 Oxford Street, Rozelle replacing the existing 4P ticket parking restrictions;

4.   That a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.141 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield for 12 weeks subject to the applicant receiving written concurrence from the residents at No.143 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield; and

5.   That a 30m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Beattie Street, Balmain in front of No.73 Beattie Street, Balmain for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the 4P ticket parking restrictions.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   That the ‘Disabled Parking’ space in front of No.34 Stephen Street, Balmain be removed as the zone is no longer required;

2.   That a 5.5m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.19 Steward Street, Lilyfield replacing the existing resident parking restrictions;

3.   That a 5.5m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.30 Oxford Street, Rozelle replacing the existing 4P ticket parking restrictions;

4.   That a 9m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.141 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield for 12 weeks subject to the applicant receiving written concurrence from the residents at No.143 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield; and

5.   That a 30m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Beattie Street, Balmain in front of No.73 Beattie Street, Balmain for 12 weeks, temporarily replacing the 4P ticket parking restrictions.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

T0817 Item 17    Holbeach Avenue, Tempe – Temporary Full Road Closures For Ms Sydney To The Gong Bike Ride On Sunday 5 November 2017 (Marrickville Ward/Heffron Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received an application under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 to use Holbeach Avenue and Tempe Recreation Reserve to hold the annual 'MS Sydney to the Gong Bike Ride' supported by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Australia on Sunday 5 November 2017. This event will necessitate the temporary full road closure of Holbeach Avenue, Tempe and southbound lane closures on Princes Highway from the car park entrance of IKEA to Cooks River.

 

It is recommended that the comments of the Local Traffic Committee be referred to Council’s Development Assessment Section for consideration in determining the Development Application.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.   The representative for RMS requested that Council Officers submit applications for special events to RMS as early as possible, prior to the Traffic Committee meeting, to allow sufficient time to process the required approvals. The representative stated if the application is submitted to RMS prior to Traffic Committee, the recommendation should state that “Traffic Committee approval is subject to receiving approval from RMS” rather than the application being sent to RMS for their approval. Council Officers agreed to provide special event applications to RMS as soon as practical.

 

2.   Council Officers advised that they have received a number of complaints from Haberfield residents about workers at the WestConnex construction site, on the corner of Wattle Street and Parramatta Road, electing to park on the street instead of using designated off-street parking. Council Officers stated that they have spoken to management on site, however workers are still taking up parking on the street. The affected residents have requested a temporary resident parking scheme for the area and Council Officers asked RMS if this is possible. The RMS representative stated that he will liaise with Council Officers on the matter.

 

 

Meeting closed at  11:55am.

 

 


 

Item 14 Attachments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Existing parking conditions

 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

 

Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting

Held at Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt

 

Meeting commenced at 10.12am

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY BY CHAIRPERSON

Acknowledgement by Chairperson:

“I acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation on whose country we are meeting today, and their elders past and present.”

 

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT

 

 

Mr John Stephens

IWC’s Traffic and Transport Services Manager (Chair)

Mr Bill Holliday

Representative for Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain

Mr Chris Woods

Representative for Ron Hoenig MP, Member for Heffron

Ms Cathy Peters

Representative for Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Sgt John Micallef

NSW Police – Ashfield

SC Anthony Kenny

NSW Police – Newtown

SC Stephen Flanagan

NSW Police – Marrickville

 

 

OFFICERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

SC Sam Tohme

NSW Police – Ashfield

Mr Peter Whitney

State Transit Authority

Mr Manod Wickramasinghe

IWC’s Traffic & Planning Engineer

Mr David Yu

IWC’s Traffic Engineer

Mr Boris Muha

IWC’s Traffic Projects Engineer

Mr Davide Torresan

IWC’s Restorations and Assistant Design Engineer

Mr Joshua Staines

IWC’s Community Development Worker

Mr Emilio Andari

IWC’s Traffic Engineer

Mr Felix Liu

IWC’s Traffic Management Planner

Ms Jenny Adams

IWC’s Road Safety Officer

Mr Pierre Ayoub

IWC’s Civil Engineer

Ms Ranji Nadarajah

IWC’s Senior Civil Engineer

Ms Christina Ip

IWC’s Administration Assistant

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

 

Ms Amelia Lawson

Item 1

Mr Peter Edwick

Item 1

Mr Mark Quigley

Item 7

Mr Ben Hendricks

Item 8

Ms Rene Holmes

Item 15 and 16

Ms Rada Cvetkovic-Todorovic

Item 17

Mr Justin Foong

Item 17, representing EG Developments

Mr Khanh Nguyen

Item 26, representing Traffix Group

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

 

Mr Nicolas Kocoski

Roads and Maritime Services (emailed support)

Ms Sarina Foulstone

Representative for Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

Sgt Dan Chilvers

NSW Police – Leichhardt (emailed support)

Mr George Tsaprounis

IWC’s Coordinator Traffic Engineering Services

 

 

 

 

ADDENDUM: Ms Foulstone emailed her apology and raised questions on the following two Items:

 

Item 9 –  Drivers passing the pedestrian crossing on Chapel Street near Shepherd Street are not expecting another crossing as they approach Illawarra Road. Ms Foulstone wanted to know about the use of the zig zag road markings in the lead up to the crossings to alert drivers to the crossing and suggested this could also be used for the crossing on Illawarra Road.

 

Council Officers advised that:

 

·    The proposed design had intended on keeping the existing zig zag linemarking along Illawarra Road and Council’s Design Engineers have been made aware that the zig zag linemarking on the approach to the crossing is to remain during implementation.

·    Speed count data indicates that the 85th percentile speed at the existing pedestrian crossing on Chapel Street near Shepherd Street is 40.7km/hr.

·    There were no recorded crashes/accidents between July 2011 – June 2016 at this location.

·    Council Officers will undertake further investigation to  determine whether zig zag linemarking on approach to the pedestrian crossing on Chapel Street should be introduced. 

 

Item 10 – Ms Foulstone requested confirmation that there is enough space for at least one vehicle between the crossing and Toothill Street, to eliminate any vehicles being on the crossing whilst checking for traffic before entering that intersection.

 

Council Officers advised that the distance between the proposed pedestrian crossing linemarking and the proposed relocation of the ‘Stop’ holding line is 6.6 metres in length. The proposed raised pedestrian crossing in Denison Road has been relocated to provide sufficient space for one vehicle to wait at the ‘Stop’ line intersection without impeding the pedestrian crossing linemarking.

 

The Local Member advised that she was satisfied with the information for both of the Items.

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS:   Nil.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 3 August 2017 are awaiting adoption. In order to meet the event date for the Dulwich Hill Village Fair 2017, the unanimous recommendation by the Local Traffic Committee concerning Item 6 Marrickville Road, Marrickville – Temporary Full Road Closures for Dulwich Hill Village Fair On Sunday 10 September 2017 has been approved by Roads & Maritime Services.

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OF MINUTES

 

Nil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

T0917 Item 1      Dulwich Hill North LATM Final Report

SUMMARY

 

This is a recommendation to endorse the final Dulwich Hill North Local Area Traffic

Management report. The proposals within the report are based on community input and

analysis of the submissions from the Public Exhibition period through 17 May and 14 June

2017. There were 108 submissions from individual households relating to specific streets or

treatments. 70 (65%) submissions indicated support or support with changes to the proposals.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the final Dulwich Hill LATM report be endorsed for implementation including the following Table 1 Final LATM treatments:

 

Item No.

Street

Recommended Measures

1.1

Constitution Rd

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Denison Rd roundabout

1.2

Reconstruct southern Splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Williams Pde

1.3

Install cast in-situ rumble bars along the centreline between Denison Rd and Williams Pde

1.4

Install a fixed radar speed display east of Grove St for eastbound traffic.

1.5

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols between Old Canterbury Rd and New Canterbury Rd.

2.1

Denison Rd

Reconstruct existing road hump to a two-way one-lane slow point near H/N 152

2.2

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Eltham St roundabout.

2.3

Change intersection priority at Dulwich St

2.4

Change intersection priority at Pigott St

2.5

Introduce AM peak “No Left Turn” restriction from New Canterbury Rd, subject to further traffic survey at New Canterbury Rd

2.6

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

2.7

Linemark on-road bike symbols

3.1

Windsor Rd

Construct pedestrian refuge island between Rosedale St and Weston St.

3.2

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

3.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

4.1

Union St

Construct entry threshold treatment at New Canterbury Rd

4.2

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area and linemark opposite parking lane at Abergeldie St

4.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

5.1

Arlington St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Abergeldie St

5.2

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Dixson Ave

5.3

Change intersection priority at Abergeldie St

5.4

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

5.5

Linemark on-road bike symbols

6

Dixson Ave

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

7

Gelding St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Maddock St

8.1

Hampstead St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Gelding St

8.2

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

9

Lewisham St

Convert to one-way northbound and associated kerb extension between New Canterbury Rd and The Boulevarde.

10.1

Davis St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

10.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

11.1

Dulwich St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

11.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

12

Williams Pde

Construct splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Constitution Rd

13

Elizabeth Ave

Construct a mid-block watts profile speed hump near H/N 29

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speakers: Ms Amelia Lawson and Mr Peter Edwick (attended at 10.18am)

 

Ms Lawson stated that she and a group of Dension Road residents support the proposed measures for Dension Road, and provided the following comments:

 

·    The most effective measures proposed are the changes to the intersection priority at Dulwich Street and Pigott Street and the two-way one-lane slow point. Council should consider relocating the proposed slow point from outside house No.152 to No.133 as No.133 has off-street parking and would be less impacted by any removal of street parking.

 

·    Denison Road measures are given priority and expedited when Council adopts the recommendations.

 

·    There are concerns that the LATM measures will not be enough to prevent Denison Road from becoming busier due to high-density development.

 

·    During initial community consultation, residents requested a second two-way one lane slow point in the street as well as a No Left Turn from Davis Street during peak hour. Residents however were not further surveyed about these options during subsequent consultation.

 

Mr Edwick stated that speeding and overtaking is an issue in Denison Road during the morning and this leads to issues such as difficulty reversing out of driveways and difficulty crossing the road. He expressed his support for the proposed Denison Road treatments and agreed with the suggestion to relocate the slow point. Mr Edwick also requested that Denison Road works be expedited following Council approval.

 

(Ms Lawson and Mr Edwick left at 10.28am)

 

Council’s Traffic Management Planner advised that attempts will be made to locate the slow point to a position that minimises the impact to street parking during the detailed design process.

 

Council Officers stated that a second slow point is yet to be considered. Furthermore, initial analysis suggested that the benefits of prohibiting left turns from Davis Street into Denison Road (i.e. ‘No Left Turn’ restriction) would be minimal and there would be difficulties with enforcing the rule at this particular intersection.

 

Council Officers also stated that the residents of 133 Denison Road have not been consulted yet in relation to locating the proposed slow point near their property. This would need to occur prior to any further action.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation subject to residents’ requests being further investigated.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The final Dulwich Hill LATM report be endorsed for implementation including the following Table 1 Final LATM treatments:

 

Item No.

Street

Recommended Measures

1.1

Constitution Rd

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Denison Rd roundabout

1.2

Reconstruct southern Splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Williams Pde

1.3

Install cast in-situ rumble bars along the centreline between Denison Rd and Williams Pde

1.4

Install a fixed radar speed display east of Grove St for eastbound traffic.

1.5

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols between Old Canterbury Rd and New Canterbury Rd.

2.1

Denison Rd

Reconstruct existing road hump to a two-way one-lane slow point near H/N 152

2.2

Install cast in-situ rumble bars or fully mountable splitter islands at Eltham St roundabout.

2.3

Change intersection priority at Dulwich St

2.4

Change intersection priority at Pigott St

2.5

Introduce AM peak “No Left Turn” restriction from New Canterbury Rd, subject to further traffic survey at New Canterbury Rd

2.6

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

2.7

Linemark on-road bike symbols

3.1

Windsor Rd

Construct pedestrian refuge island between Rosedale St and Weston St.

3.2

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

3.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

4.1

Union St

Construct entry threshold treatment at New Canterbury Rd

4.2

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area and linemark opposite parking lane at Abergeldie St

4.3

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

5.1

Arlington St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Abergeldie St

5.2

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Dixson Ave

5.3

Change intersection priority at Abergeldie St

5.4

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

5.5

Linemark on-road bike symbols

6

Dixson Ave

Construct entry threshold treatment at Old Canterbury Rd

7

Gelding St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Maddock St

8.1

Hampstead St

Construct kerb extension within No Stopping area at Gelding St

8.2

Linemark on-road bicycle symbols

9

Lewisham St

Convert to one-way northbound and associated kerb extension between New Canterbury Rd and The Boulevarde.

10.1

Davis St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

10.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

11.1

Dulwich St

Linemark 2.1m wide parking lane

11.2

Linemark on-road bike symbols

12

Williams Pde

Construct splitter island to include pedestrian refuge at Constitution Rd

13

Elizabeth Ave

Construct a mid-block watts profile speed hump near H/N 29

 

 

 

2.   A second two-way one-lane slow point on Denison Road be investigated.

3.   The relocation of the two-way one-lane slow point located outside No. 152 Denison Road (tabled recommendation 2.1) to outside No. 133 Denison Road be investigated.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 2      Wells Street, Annandale Annual Road Occupancy (Street Party)
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received an application for approval of a street party in Wells Street between

Booth Street and Collins Street to be held on Sunday, 26th November 2017 between 4.00pm

and 7.00pm.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The temporary road closure of Wells Street between Booth Street and Collins Street, Annandale on Sunday, 26th November 2017 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm be supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   That an unencumbered passage minimum 4.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Wells Street, Annandale;

b.   The occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been physically closed;

c.   That the organiser be advised to arrange accredited traffic controllers to manage the road closure;

d.   That the barbeque activities be undertaken on the footpath, subject to no fire restrictions;

e.   That the applicant notifies all affected businesses, residents and other occupants of the temporary road closure prior to the event.  Any concerns or requirements in relation to the road closure raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated. The notification shall involve at the minimum an information letterbox drop distributed one week prior to the commencement of the event.  The proposed information, distribution area and period must be submitted to Council’s Traffic section for approval two weeks before the event;

f.    That the supported Traffic Control Plan (TCP) be implemented at the applicant’s expense;

g.   That the Fire Brigade (Glebe) be notified of the intended closure by the applicant;

h.   That the applicant provide and erect barricades and signs, in accordance with the current Australian Standard AS 1742.3: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads.  As a minimum the following must be erected at both ends of the road closure area:

i.    Barrier Boards;

ii.    ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs; and

iii.   ‘Detour’ (T5-1) signs.

i.    That the applicant be advised Council provides barricades and ‘Road Closed’ signs free or at minimum cost.  The applicant is required to arrange delivery by Council at cost, or arrange pickup from and return to Council’s Depot at no cost. Any non-standard signs may be provided at cost;

j.    That the areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads & Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

k.   That the conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closure not results in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Noise Control Act;

l.    That a copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities;

m.  That Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time; and

n.   That the applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers and NSW Police.

 

2.   That the applicant be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The temporary road closure of Wells Street between Booth Street and Collins Street, Annandale on Sunday, 26th November 2017 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm be supported, subject to the following conditions:

 

a.   That an unencumbered passage minimum 4.0m wide be available for emergency vehicles through the closed section of Wells Street, Annandale;

b.   The occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been physically closed;

c.   That the organiser be advised to arrange accredited traffic controllers to manage the road closure;

d.   That the barbeque activities be undertaken on the footpath, subject to no fire restrictions;

e.   That the applicant notifies all affected businesses, residents and other occupants of the temporary road closure prior to the event.  Any concerns or requirements in relation to the road closure raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or accommodated. The notification shall involve at the minimum an information letterbox drop distributed one week prior to the commencement of the event.  The proposed information, distribution area and period must be submitted to Council’s Traffic section for approval two weeks before the event;

f.    That the supported Traffic Control Plan (TCP) be implemented at the applicant’s expense;

g.   That the Fire Brigade (Glebe) be notified of the intended closure by the applicant;

h.   That the applicant provide and erect barricades and signs, in accordance with the current Australian Standard AS 1742.3: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads.  As a minimum the following must be erected at both ends of the road closure area:

i.    Barrier Boards;

ii.    ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs; and

iii.   ‘Detour’ (T5-1) signs.

i.    That the applicant be advised Council provides barricades and ‘Road Closed’ signs free or at minimum cost.  The applicant is required to arrange delivery by Council at cost, or arrange pickup from and return to Council’s Depot at no cost. Any non-standard signs may be provided at cost;

j.    That the areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads & Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

k.   That the conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closure not results in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Noise Control Act;

l.    That a copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities;

m.  That Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time; and

n.   That the applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers and NSW Police.

 

2.   That the applicant be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 3      NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 – Traffic Management Plan (Leichhardt Ward /Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

The Inner West Council has entered into a partnership with the Redfern All Blacks to host the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 at the Leichhardt Park Precinct. The event is being held over a 4 day period from Friday, 29th September 2016 to Monday, 2nd October 2017.

 

A number of temporary traffic changes are proposed which are detailed in the report.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.   The Traffic Management Plan detailing the traffic arrangements for the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 be supported;

2.   That the Traffic Control Plans (TCP) be implemented by Event Services International (ESI), including RMS accredited traffic controllers;

3.   The Traffic Management Plan be forwarded to Council’s Area Base Coordinator, Transport Management Centre and the Major Events & Incidents Group (NSW Police) by the applicant;

4.   The applicant be requested to advise all affected residents and businesses in advance of the temporary parking changes and temporary internal partial road closures in the subject area;

5.   A four (4) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though all the closed section of internal roads at all times;

6.   All advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

7.   The applicant be requested to liaise with the STA to organise additional public       transport services if necessary;

8.   The NSW Fire Brigade be notified of the intended closure;

9.   The applicant provide and erect barricades and signs, in accordance with the current Australian Standard AS 1742.3: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads.  As a minimum the following must be erected at the appropriate locations:

a.   Barrier Boards (Barricades);

b.   ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs;

c.   ‘Road Closed Ahead’ (T2-Q02A); and

d.   ‘On Side Road’ (TC-1325).

10. The areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads & Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

11. The conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closure not results in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997;

12. A copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities;

13. Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time;

14. The applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers and NSW Police; and

15. The applicant be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council’s Community Development Worker tabled an updated Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan for the event which details plans for a shuttle bus service to pick up and drop off participants and increased security at the main entrance. The Officer noted that Blackmore Oval will not be used at this event due to problems with its use last year. 

 

The officer also advised that Leichhardt Police and Leichardt Fire and Rescue agree with the amendments, and a copy of the updated plans have been provided to Council’s Traffic team.

 

The representative for the Member for Balmain asked whether special event parking restrictions in the surrounding area would come into effect during the duration of this event. Council Officers stated that an updated parking management scheme for residents around Leichhardt Oval 1 is being discussed with RMS, and will be presented at a future Committee meeting.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.   The Traffic Management Plan detailing the traffic arrangements for the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2017 be supported;

2.   That the Traffic Control Plans (TCP) be implemented by Event Services International (ESI), including RMS accredited traffic controllers;

3.   The Traffic Management Plan be forwarded to Council’s Area Base Coordinator, Transport Management Centre and the Major Events & Incidents Group (NSW Police) by the applicant;

4.   The applicant be requested to advise all affected residents and businesses in advance of the temporary parking changes and temporary internal partial road closures in the subject area;

5.   A four (4) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though all the closed section of internal roads at all times;

6.   All advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

7.   The applicant be requested to liaise with the STA to organise additional public       transport services if necessary;

8.   The NSW Fire Brigade be notified of the intended closure;

9.   The applicant provide and erect barricades and signs, in accordance with the current Australian Standard AS 1742.3: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads.  As a minimum the following must be erected at the appropriate locations:

a.   Barrier Boards (Barricades);

b.   ‘Road Closed’ (T2-4) signs;

c.   ‘Road Closed Ahead’ (T2-Q02A); and

d.   ‘On Side Road’ (TC-1325).

10. The areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads & Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleaning costs;

11. The conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road occupancy and temporary road closure not results in any ‘offensive noise’ as defined by the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997;

12. A copy of the Council approval be available on site for inspection by relevant authorities;

13. Council reserves the right to cancel the approval at any time;

14. The applicant complies with any reasonable directive from Council Officers and NSW Police; and

15. The applicant be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 4      Big Bike Day 2017 Special Event
(Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

As part of NSW Bike Week 2017, Council is running free events and the last event the ‘Big

Bike Day’ is to be held on Sunday, 24th September 2017.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The Big Bike Day 2017 event proposed to be held on Sunday, 24th September 2017 be supported.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The Big Bike Day 2017 event proposed to be held on Sunday, 24th September 2017 be supported.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0917 Item 5      Traffic Management Plan for the 2017 New Year’s Eve Event       
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC) 

SUMMARY

 

As instructed by the Police, access to the Balmain peninsula is closed to vehicular traffic every New Year’s Eve. This report outlines the traffic management associated with the event.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       The Traffic Management Plan detailing the traffic arrangements for the 2017 New Year’s Eve be supported;

2.       The Traffic Management Plan be forwarded to Council’s Parks and Streetscapes Coordinator, Transport Management Centre and the Major Events & Incidents Group (NSW Police);

3.       A temporary ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the eastern side of Montague Street between Darling Street and Beattie Street, Balmain;

4.       That the following modifications to bus stops be approved:

          On the northern side of Darling Street:

i. Install temporary ‘Bus Zones’ between  Mort Street and Ford Street;

ii. Extend the ‘Bus Zone’ between Ford Street and McDonald Street; and

iii.       Extend the ‘Bus Zone’ between McDonald Street and Curtis Road, outside Nos.217-223 Darling Street.

            On the southern side of Darling Street:

iv.      Install a temporary ‘Bus Zone’ between Booth Street and Beattie Street, outside No. 244-270 Darling Street.

5.       The Police representative be requested to provide bike unit resources to improve traffic/crowd controls around the Darling Street/Curtis Road intersection (roundabout);

6.       The Police be requested to liaise directly with the Roads and Maritime Services in regards to the installation of variable message signs (“Balmain Peninsula is closed” and “Alcohol Free Zone”) on the main access roads into Balmain Peninsula a few days in advance of the event;

7.       Confirmation be sought regarding the areas to be declared alcohol free and the Police and Sydney Buses representatives be advised;

8.       The Sydney Buses representative be requested to place adequate notices on buses regarding the establishment of an alcohol free zone in the Balmain East area (details to be provided by Council);

9.       The taxi/hire car access to the Peninsula be restricted from 7:00pm.

10.     Taxis/hire cars carrying mobility impaired or infirmed residents be permitted access at all hours into the Peninsula; and

11.     The Taxi Council be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       The Traffic Management Plan detailing the traffic arrangements for the 2017 New Year’s Eve be supported;

2.       The Traffic Management Plan be forwarded to Council’s Parks and Streetscapes Coordinator, Transport Management Centre and the Major Events & Incidents Group (NSW Police);

3.       A temporary ‘No Stopping’ zone be installed on the eastern side of Montague Street between Darling Street and Beattie Street, Balmain;

4.       That the following modifications to bus stops be approved:

          On the northern side of Darling Street:

i. Install temporary ‘Bus Zones’ between  Mort Street and Ford Street;

ii. Extend the ‘Bus Zone’ between Ford Street and McDonald Street; and

iii.       Extend the ‘Bus Zone’ between McDonald Street and Curtis Road, outside Nos.217-223 Darling Street.

            On the southern side of Darling Street:

iv.      Install a temporary ‘Bus Zone’ between Booth Street and Beattie Street, outside No. 244-270 Darling Street.

5.       The Police representative be requested to provide bike unit resources to improve traffic/crowd controls around the Darling Street/Curtis Road intersection (roundabout);

6.       The Police be requested to liaise directly with the Roads and Maritime Services in regards to the installation of variable message signs (“Balmain Peninsula is closed” and “Alcohol Free Zone”) on the main access roads into Balmain Peninsula a few days in advance of the event;

7.       Confirmation be sought regarding the areas to be declared alcohol free and the Police and Sydney Buses representatives be advised;

8.       The Sydney Buses representative be requested to place adequate notices on buses regarding the establishment of an alcohol free zone in the Balmain East area (details to be provided by Council);

9.       The taxi/hire car access to the Peninsula be restricted from 7:00pm.

10.     Taxis/hire cars carrying mobility impaired or infirmed residents be permitted access at all hours into the Peninsula; and

11.     The Taxi Council be advised of the Committee’s recommendation.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0917 Item 6      2018 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Balmain Ward / Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC) Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan

SUMMARY

 

The proposed event, the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2018, is a music festival held annually at Sydney University College of Arts, Rozelle Campus, Callan Park.

 

Assure Event Safety Services has submitted a Development Application including a Traffic

Management Plan for the upcoming “St Jerome’s Laneway Music Festival”, to be held in

Callan Park on Sunday, 4th February 2018.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

That the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) dated 23rd August 2017 submitted by the event organiser for the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018 at Callan Park to be held on Sunday, 4th February 2018 between 11am and 11pm be supported, subject to the following:

 

1.   The TMP be implemented at the applicant’s cost;

2.   The maximum number of tickets sold to be 12,500, subject to NSW Police approval;

3.   Operating the Event as ‘car free’ (no parking is available at the venue);

4.   The applicant must obtain approval from the Transport Management Centre for the ‘Special Event Clearway’ restrictions on the northern side (Callan Park side) of Balmain Road and Darling Street (from 200m west of the main entrance to Callan Park at Cecily Street, to Victoria Road) from 2pm to Midnight;

5.   Use standard parking restriction signage: ‘No Parking’ (R5-40) and ‘Pick up & Set down Area”’ (R9-301), Bus Zone (R5-20) and Taxi Zone (R5-21) at the locations identified in the TMP;

6.   Liaise with Transport for NSW to ensure train and light rail services operate at full capacity (no rail close downs);

7.   The applicant must arrange additional special event buses with Sydney Buses (State Transit Authority);

8.   Close vehicular access to Callan Park at the Balmain Road/Cecily Street intersection and at the Cottage Way/South Crescent intersection;

9.   Arrange crowd control barriers along both sides of Balmain Road south of Cecily Street; and

10. Provide a current Public Liability Insurance Policy to Inner West Council.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

That the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) dated 23rd August 2017 submitted by the event organiser for the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018 at Callan Park to be held on Sunday, 4th February 2018 between 11am and 11pm be supported, subject to the following:

 

1.   The TMP be implemented at the applicant’s cost;

2.   The maximum number of tickets sold to be 12,500, subject to NSW Police approval;

3.   Operating the Event as ‘car free’ (no parking is available at the venue);

4.   The applicant must obtain approval from the Transport Management Centre for the ‘Special Event Clearway’ restrictions on the northern side (Callan Park side) of Balmain Road and Darling Street (from 200m west of the main entrance to Callan Park at Cecily Street, to Victoria Road) from 2pm to Midnight;

5.   Use standard parking restriction signage: ‘No Parking’ (R5-40) and ‘Pick up & Set down Area”’ (R9-301), Bus Zone (R5-20) and Taxi Zone (R5-21) at the locations identified in the TMP;

6.   Liaise with Transport for NSW to ensure train and light rail services operate at full capacity (no rail close downs);

7.   The applicant must arrange additional special event buses with Sydney Buses (State Transit Authority);

8.   Close vehicular access to Callan Park at the Balmain Road/Cecily Street intersection and at the Cottage Way/South Crescent intersection;

9.   Arrange crowd control barriers along both sides of Balmain Road south of Cecily Street; and

10.     Provide a current Public Liability Insurance Policy to Inner West Council.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 7      Ross Street & Derby Street, Camperdown – Proposed Kerb Extensions & Kerb Blister Design Plan
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Detailed design plans have been finalised for the proposed footpath improvements in Ross

Street and Derby Street, Camperdown as part of Council’s Capital Works Program for

footpaths. The proposal for kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and

associated signs and linemarking in Ross Street at its intersection with Eton Street and the

proposal for a kerb blister in Derby Street at its intersection with Denison Street will improve

pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at these locations.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

 

THAT the detailed design plans of the kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and linemarking in Ross Street, Camperdown at its intersection with Eton Street and the kerb blister in Derby Street, Camperdown at its intersection with Denison Street (as per design plan No. 6166) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Mr Mark Quigley (attended at 10.35am)

 

Mr Quigley, resident in Ross Street, expressed his concerns with the proposed plans and made the following comments:

 

·    Parking in Ross Street is unrestricted and as a result it is often occupied during the day by students and workers at the nearby university and RPA Hospital. The proposed design will remove a parking space which will make it more difficult for residents to park in the street.

·    The speaker’s property does not have off-street parking. A recent driveway application for his property was rejected due to the width of the proposed driveway falling below the standard requirement. Having an off-street parking space on the property would mitigate the proposed loss of parking in the street.

 

(Mr Quigley left at 10.42am)

 

Council Officers noted that Eton Street has a Resident Parking Scheme on one side of the street and while Ross Street does not currently have a parking scheme, it is possible for one on the western side of Ross Street and this can be investigated.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation and agreed that a Resident Parking Scheme on the western side of Ross Street should be investigated.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The detailed design plans of the kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs and linemarking in Ross Street, Camperdown at its intersection with Eton Street and the kerb blister in Derby Street, Camperdown at its intersection with Denison Street (as per design plan No. 6166) be APPROVED; and

2.   A Resident Parking Scheme on the western side of Ross Street be investigated.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0917 Item 8      Thompson Street, Marrickville – Proposed Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Marrickville Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposal to widen the existing footpaths and

narrow the road width in Thompson Street, Marrickville near its intersection with Edward Street as part of the Henson LATM study implementation. The proposal for kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs will improve pedestrian safety at this location.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs in Thompson Street, Marrickville near its intersection with Edward Street (as per design plan No. 6178) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Mr Ben Hendricks (attended at 10.53am)

 

Mr Hendricks stated that he supports the proposed kerb extension; however, he does not support the proposed ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Thompson Street, adjacent to his property at 2 Thompson Street. Mr Hendricks made the following comments:

 

·    Parking in Thompson Street is often occupied by nearby workers which leaves few parking spaces for residents during the day.

·    There is a proposal endorsed by Council to rezone the Victoria Road  precinct which will likely exacerbate existing parking problems in Thompson Street.

·    The ‘No Stopping’ zone removes  2 parking spaces in front of his property which makes it more difficult for his elderly parents to access his home.

·    Council does not appear to install ‘No Stopping’ zones in streets that have similar pedestrian access treatments. Photos of pedestrian crossings on Premier Street, Addison Road and Union Street and near Stanmore Public School were tabled as examples of this.

·    Pedestrian traffic in the street predominantly occurs at the start and end of school days.

Mr Hendricks stated that while he does not support the ‘No Stopping’ zone as proposed, he would support a ‘No Stopping’ zone if the restrictions are during school hours only.

 

(Mr Hendricks left at 11.01am)

 

Council Officers indicated that pedestrian safety would still be of concern if the ‘No Stopping’ zone is only during school hours and recommended the restrictions be full time. Council Officers advised that 7.3% of traffic volumes in Thompson Street are from heavy vehicles that travel through the street to access Illawarra Road. It was noted that the design proposes to extend the regulatory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone by 5m to improve safety and sightlines for pedestrian access, particularly for children crossing the road to attend Marrickville Public School.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the detailed design plan of the kerb extensions with a new kerb and gutter alignment and associated signs in Thompson Street, Marrickville near its intersection with Edward Street (as per design plan No. 6178) be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 9      Illawarra Road, Marrickville – Proposed Raised Pedestrian Crossing & Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Marrickvlle Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposal to upgrade the existing raised

pedestrian crossing on Illawarra Road, Marrickville near its intersection with Chapel Street as part of the Henson LATM study implementation. The proposal to upgrade the existing raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings will improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions at this location.

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Illawarra

Road and Woodland Street, regarding the proposal. A summary of the consultation results are presented in this report for consideration. It is recommended that the proposed detailed design plan be approved.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the design of the raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings on Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at the intersection with Chapel Street and new kerb extensions in Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at the intersection with Woodland Street (as per design plan No. 6147) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the design of the raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings on Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at the intersection with Chapel Street and new kerb extensions in Illawarra Road, Marrickville, at the intersection with Woodland Street (as per design plan No. 6147) be APPROVED.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 10    Denison Road, Lewisham – Proposed Raised Pedestrian Crossing & Kerb Extensions Design Plan
(Stanmore Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A detailed design plan has been finalised for the proposal to upgrade the existing at-grade

pedestrian crossing in Denison Road, Lewisham at its intersection with Toothill Street as part of the NSW Government’s Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety Around Schools Program. The proposal to upgrade the existing at-grade pedestrian crossing to a new raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings will improve pedestrian safety at this location.

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Denison

Road and Toothill Street, regarding the proposal. A summary of the consultation results are presented in this report for consideration. It is recommended that the proposed detailed design plan be approved.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the design of the raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings in Denison Road, Lewisham, at the intersection of Toothill Street (as per design plan No. 6168) be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the design of the raised pedestrian crossing with new kerb extensions and associated signs and line markings in Denison Road, Lewisham, at the intersection of Toothill Street (as per design plan No. 6168) be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0917 Item 11    2017 Norton Street Italian Festa (Leichhardt Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)
Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan For The 2017 Italian Festa Event

SUMMARY

 

The proposed event, The Norton Street Italian Festa, is a street festival held annually

celebrating the traditional Italian culture that is considered an essential part of the Leichhardt community.

 

To facilitate the event, it is proposed to close a number of roads in the area the following roads between 3:00am and 8:00pm on Sunday, 29th October 2017

·  Norton Street from Marion Street to William Street;

·  Marlborough Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

·  Short Street from Norton Street to Balmain Road;

·  Carlisle Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

·  Allen Street from Cromwell Street to Derbyshire Road;

·  Arthur Street from Allen Street to Short Street;

 

It is recommended that the 2017 Italian Festa Event to be held on Sunday, 29th October 2017 be supported, subject to complying with the following conditions:

 

The TMP and TCP being approved by the RMS as well as the Transport Management Centre, installation of a ‘Special Event Clearway’ restriction in Norton Street prior to the event, parking for the event be reserved in Short Street on both sides between Norton Street and the unnamed lane for Emergency Service vehicles, approval to conduct a public assembly be obtained from the NSW Police, all affected businesses, residents and other occupants be notified of the road closures, proposed event being forwarded to the appropriate authorities, including emergency services and a current Public Liability Insurance Policy be provided to Inner West Council, nominating Council as an interested party.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1)  The road closure application for the ‘Norton Street Italian Festa 2017’ on Sunday, 29th October 2017 be supported, subject to the following conditions:      

a)  The road closures be restricted to occur between 3:00am and 8.00pm on Sunday, 29th October 2017  at the following locations:

i.    Norton Street from Marion to William Street;

ii.    Marlborough Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

iii.   Short Street from Norton Street to Balmain Road;

iv.  Carlisle Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

v.   Allen Street from Cromwell Street to Derbyshire Road; and

vi.  Arthur Street from Allen Street to Short Street.

b)  Approval from RMS for the TMP and to install a ‘Special Event Clearway’ restriction in Norton Street be obtained prior to the event;

c)  Wetherill Street (Norton Street – Balmain Road) and Macauley Street   (Cromwell Street – Norton Street) function as two way roads when Norton Street is closed to provide access for residents etc;

d)  Parking for the event be reserved in:

·   Short Street on both sides between Norton Street and the unnamed lane for Emergency Service vehicles; 

·   William Street on the southern side between Norton Street and Derbyshire Road (Pioneers Memorial Park side).  The angle parking in this area will be temporarily amended to allow parallel parking for Police horse floats etc;

e)  Approval from the Transport Management Centre to close the roads is obtained prior to the event;

f)  A three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though the closed section of Norton Street at all times;

g)  Approval to conduct a public assembly be obtained from the NSW Police prior to the event. A copy of the NSW Police approval must be forwarded to Council’s Traffic Section prior to the event;

h)  The applicant be requested to provide free bicycle valet parking at a central location (ie. Short Street or Allen Street) including adequate ‘way finding’ signage to the public and include the availability of this service in promoting the event;

i)   Additional signs indicating ‘Bicycles Excepted’ and ‘cyclists dismount’ be included with the road closure signs provided at the road closure points;

j)   The occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been formally closed;

k)  That the set up and break down times occur at 3.30am and 7:00pm respectively and include additional waste staff at the break down to expedite the road openings;

l)   The entrance to the access way into Pioneers Memorial Park in Allen Street opposite Arthur Street be temporarily closed by barricades for security purposes during the event;

m)         All advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

n)  All affected businesses, residents and other occupants be notified of the road closures, activities, parking changes and changes to public transport arrangements. Any concerns or requirements raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or reasonably accommodated. The notification shall involve the following, at minimum an information letterbox drop distributed two weeks prior to the commencement of the event.  The proposed information, distribution area and distribution period is to be submitted to Council’s Traffic Section for approval one week prior to distribution;

o)  The temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days’ notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

p)  The approved Traffic Management Plan must be implemented at the applicant’s expense;

q)  Where applicable, that the applicant provides and erects barricades and signage in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3-1996: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads;

r)  All traffic controllers must hold RMS certification;

s)  The areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads and Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleansing costs;

t)   Council’s Manager Works & Waste Services must be notified of the cleanup arrangements;

u)  The conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road closures must not result in any “offensive noise” as defined by the Noise Control Act;

v)  Copies of approvals from Council, NSW Police, RMS and the approved Traffic Management Plan must be available on the site for inspection by NSW Police, WorkCover Inspectors, RMS Inspectors, or Council Officers;

w) Applicant shall comply with any reasonable directive from Council’s Officers;

x)  Council and RMS must be indemnified against all claims for damage or injury that may result from either the activities or from the occupation of part of the public way during the road closures.  The applicant must produce evidence of public risk insurance cover (under which the Council and RMS are indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $20,000,000;

2)  The following measures be provided to accommodate buses:

i.   Install temporary ‘Bus Zones’ to accommodate two buses on both sides of William Street between Norton Street and James Street;

ii.  Place barricades within 10m at the south-eastern corner of the Flood Street/William Street intersection to assist buses; and

iii.  No trucks (Festa) to be parked in the Marion Street ‘Bus Zone’ at the Norton Street intersection, outside the Town Hall.

3)    The Sydney Buses Leichhardt Depot be notified of the road closure and associated activities. Any concerns or requirements raised by Sydney Buses Leichhardt Depot must be resolved or accommodated by the applicant; and

4)    Council reserves the right to cancel the road closure approval at any time.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1)  The road closure application for the ‘Norton Street Italian Festa 2017’ on Sunday, 29th October 2017 be supported, subject to the following conditions:      

a)  The road closures be restricted to occur between 3:00am and 8.00pm on Sunday, 29th October 2017  at the following locations:

i.    Norton Street from Marion to William Street;

ii.    Marlborough Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

iii.   Short Street from Norton Street to Balmain Road;

iv.  Carlisle Street from Norton Street to Cromwell Street;

v.   Allen Street from Cromwell Street to Derbyshire Road; and

vi.  Arthur Street from Allen Street to Short Street.

b)  Approval from RMS for the TMP and to install a ‘Special Event Clearway’ restriction in Norton Street be obtained prior to the event;

c)  Wetherill Street (Norton Street – Balmain Road) and Macauley Street   (Cromwell Street – Norton Street) function as two way roads when Norton Street is closed to provide access for residents etc;

d)  Parking for the event be reserved in:

·   Short Street on both sides between Norton Street and the unnamed lane for Emergency Service vehicles; 

·   William Street on the southern side between Norton Street and Derbyshire Road (Pioneers Memorial Park side).  The angle parking in this area will be temporarily amended to allow parallel parking for Police horse floats etc;

e)  Approval from the Transport Management Centre to close the roads is obtained prior to the event;

f)  A three (3) metre unencumbered passage be available for emergency vehicles though the closed section of Norton Street at all times;

g)  Approval to conduct a public assembly be obtained from the NSW Police prior to the event. A copy of the NSW Police approval must be forwarded to Council’s Traffic Section prior to the event;

h)  The applicant be requested to provide free bicycle valet parking at a central location (ie. Short Street or Allen Street) including adequate ‘way finding’ signage to the public and include the availability of this service in promoting the event;

i)   Additional signs indicating ‘Bicycles Excepted’ and ‘cyclists dismount’ be included with the road closure signs provided at the road closure points;

j)   The occupation of the road carriageway must not occur until the road has been formally closed;

k)  That the set up and break down times occur at 3.30am and 7:00pm respectively and include additional waste staff at the break down to expedite the road openings;

l)   The entrance to the access way into Pioneers Memorial Park in Allen Street opposite Arthur Street be temporarily closed by barricades for security purposes during the event;

m)         All advertising of the event must encourage the use of Public Transport;

n)  All affected businesses, residents and other occupants be notified of the road closures, activities, parking changes and changes to public transport arrangements. Any concerns or requirements raised by business proprietors, residents and other occupants must be resolved or reasonably accommodated. The notification shall involve the following, at minimum an information letterbox drop distributed two weeks prior to the commencement of the event.  The proposed information, distribution area and distribution period is to be submitted to Council’s Traffic Section for approval one week prior to distribution;

o)  The temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days’ notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

p)  The approved Traffic Management Plan must be implemented at the applicant’s expense;

q)  Where applicable, that the applicant provides and erects barricades and signage in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1742.3-1996: Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads;

r)  All traffic controllers must hold RMS certification;

s)  The areas to be used for the activities must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the satisfaction of Council’s Group Manager Roads and Stormwater, or else the applicant will be required to reimburse Council for any extraordinary cleansing costs;

t)   Council’s Manager Works & Waste Services must be notified of the cleanup arrangements;

u)  The conduct of any activities or use of any equipment required in conjunction with the road closures must not result in any “offensive noise” as defined by the Noise Control Act;

v)  Copies of approvals from Council, NSW Police, RMS and the approved Traffic Management Plan must be available on the site for inspection by NSW Police, WorkCover Inspectors, RMS Inspectors, or Council Officers;

w) Applicant shall comply with any reasonable directive from Council’s Officers;

x)  Council and RMS must be indemnified against all claims for damage or injury that may result from either the activities or from the occupation of part of the public way during the road closures.  The applicant must produce evidence of public risk insurance cover (under which the Council and RMS are indemnified) with a minimum policy value of at least $20,000,000;

2)  The following measures be provided to accommodate buses:

i.   Install temporary ‘Bus Zones’ to accommodate two buses on both sides of William Street between Norton Street and James Street;

ii.  Place barricades within 10m at the south-eastern corner of the Flood Street/William Street intersection to assist buses; and

iii.  No trucks (Festa) to be parked in the Marion Street ‘Bus Zone’ at the Norton Street intersection, outside the Town Hall.

3)    The Sydney Buses Leichhardt Depot be notified of the road closure and associated activities. Any concerns or requirements raised by Sydney Buses Leichhardt Depot must be resolved or accommodated by the applicant; and

4)    Council reserves the right to cancel the road closure approval at any time.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

T0917 Item 12    George Street, Leichhardt – Temporary Road Closure (Leichhardt Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

An application has been received from Construction Solutions for the temporary full

road closure of George Street (Between Treadgold Street South and McAleer Street),

Leichhardt from :

 

·  6:00am Tuesday 10/10/17 to midnight (17 hours continuous) with a backup date of

17/10/17; and

·  6:00am Thursday 12/10/17 to midnight (17 hours continuous) with a backup date of

19/10/17

 

The closure will allow for the dismantling of two cranes. It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure be approved, subject to the conditions outlined in this report.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The proposed temporary full road closure of George Street (Between Treadgold Street South and McAleer Street), Leichhardt from 6:00am to midnight on Tuesday 10/10/17 (backup date 17/10/17) and Thursday 12/10/17 (backup date 19/10/17) in order to dismantle a crane be approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.   A fee of $1,540 for the temporary full road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

2.   The temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days’ notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

3.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted by the applicant to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval;

4.   A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) which has been prepared by a certified Traffic Controller, is to be submitted to Council for review with a copy of the Traffic Controllers certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of closure;

5.   A Road Occupancy License be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

6.   Notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, the Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Ambulance Services;

7.   Notification signs advising of the proposed road closures and new traffic arrangements to be strategically installed and maintained by the applicant at each end of the street at least 7 days prior to the closure;

8.   All affected residents and businesses shall be notified in writing, by the applicant, of the proposed temporary road closure at least 7 days in advance of the closure with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents;

9.   Vehicular and pedestrian access for residents and businesses to their off-street car parking spaces be maintained where possible whilst site works are in progress;

10. Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging. Workers shall be specially designated for this role, as necessary to comply with this condition. This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads;

11. The holder of this approval shall indemnify the Council against all claims, damages and costs incurred by, or charges made against, the Council in respect to death or injury to any person or damage in any way arising out of this approval. In this regard, a public liability insurance policy for an amount not less than $20,000,000 for any one occurrence is to be obtained and is to note the Council as an interested party. The holder of this approval shall inform its insurer of the terms of this condition and submit a copy of the insurance policy to the Council prior to commencement of the work the subject of this approval;

12. The operator of any unit exercising this approval shall have this approval with them and produce it if required along with any other relevant authority approvals granted in the connection with the work;

13. Mobile cranes, cherry pickers or concrete boom pumps shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

14. The operation of the heavy plant shall not give rise to an "offensive noise" as defined in the Protection of Environment Operations Act, 1997. Furthermore, vibrations and/or emission of gases that are created during its operations and which are a nuisance, or dangerous to public health are not permitted; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The proposed temporary full road closure of George Street (Between Treadgold Street South and McAleer Street), Leichhardt from 6:00am to midnight on Tuesday 10/10/17 (backup date 17/10/17) and Thursday 12/10/17 (backup date 19/10/17) in order to dismantle a crane be approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.   A fee of $1,540 for the temporary full road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

2.   The temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days’ notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

3.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted by the applicant to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval;

4.   A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) which has been prepared by a certified Traffic Controller, is to be submitted to Council for review with a copy of the Traffic Controllers certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of closure;

5.   A Road Occupancy License be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

6.   Notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, the Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Ambulance Services;

7.   Notification signs advising of the proposed road closures and new traffic arrangements to be strategically installed and maintained by the applicant at each end of the street at least 7 days prior to the closure;

8.   All affected residents and businesses shall be notified in writing, by the applicant, of the proposed temporary road closure at least 7 days in advance of the closure with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents;

9.   Vehicular and pedestrian access for residents and businesses to their off-street car parking spaces be maintained where possible whilst site works are in progress;

10. Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging. Workers shall be specially designated for this role, as necessary to comply with this condition. This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads;

11. The holder of this approval shall indemnify the Council against all claims, damages and costs incurred by, or charges made against, the Council in respect to death or injury to any person or damage in any way arising out of this approval. In this regard, a public liability insurance policy for an amount not less than $20,000,000 for any one occurrence is to be obtained and is to note the Council as an interested party. The holder of this approval shall inform its insurer of the terms of this condition and submit a copy of the insurance policy to the Council prior to commencement of the work the subject of this approval;

12. The operator of any unit exercising this approval shall have this approval with them and produce it if required along with any other relevant authority approvals granted in the connection with the work;

13. Mobile cranes, cherry pickers or concrete boom pumps shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

14. The operation of the heavy plant shall not give rise to an "offensive noise" as defined in the Protection of Environment Operations Act, 1997. Furthermore, vibrations and/or emission of gases that are created during its operations and which are a nuisance, or dangerous to public health are not permitted; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 13    Gallimore Avenue, Balmain East – Temporary Road Closure (Balmain Ward / /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

An application has been received from Beebo Constructions for the temporary full road closure of Gallimore Avenue (Between Nos.5-11 Gallimore Ave), Balmain East from 7:00am to 5:00pm on one day in the period from 9th October until 27th of October 2017, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour. It is recommended that the proposed temporary road closure be approved, subject to the conditions outlined in this report.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The proposed temporary full road closure of Gallimore Avenue (Between Nos.5-11 Gallimore Ave), Balmain East from 7:00am to 5:00pm on one day in the period from 9th October until 27th of October 2017, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour in Gallimore Avenue between Ns. 5-11 Gallimore Avenue be approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.   A fee of $1,540 for the temporary full road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

2.   The temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days’ notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

3.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted by the applicant to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval;

4.   A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) which has been prepared by a certified Traffic Controller, is to be submitted to Council for review with a copy of the Traffic Controllers certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of closure;

5.   A Road Occupancy License be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

6.   Notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, the Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Ambulance Services;

7.   Notification signs advising of the proposed road closures and new traffic arrangements to be strategically installed and maintained by the applicant at each end of the street at least 7 days prior to the closure;

8.   All affected residents and businesses shall be notified in writing, by the applicant, of the proposed temporary road closure at least 7 days in advance of the closure with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents;

9.   Vehicular and pedestrian access for residents and businesses to their off-street car parking spaces be maintained where possible whilst site works are in progress;

10. Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging. Workers shall be specially designated for this role, as necessary to comply with this condition. This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads;

11. The holder of this approval shall indemnify the Council against all claims, damages and costs incurred by, or charges made against, the Council in respect to death or injury to any person or damage in any way arising out of this approval. In this regard, a public liability insurance policy for an amount not less than $20,000,000 for any one occurrence is to be obtained and is to note the Council as an interested party. The holder of this approval shall inform its insurer of the terms of this condition and submit a copy of the insurance policy to the Council prior to commencement of the work the subject of this approval;

12. The operator of any unit exercising this approval shall have this approval with them and produce it if required along with any other relevant authority approvals granted in the connection with the work;

13. Mobile cranes, cherry pickers or concrete boom pumps shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

14. The operation of the heavy plant shall not give rise to an "offensive noise" as defined in the Protection of Environment Operations Act, 1997. Furthermore, vibrations and/or emission of gases that are created during its operations and which are a nuisance, or dangerous to public health are not permitted; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The proposed temporary full road closure of Gallimore Avenue (Between Nos.5-11 Gallimore Ave), Balmain East from 7:00am to 5:00pm on one day in the period from 9th October until 27th of October 2017, in order to stand a boom pump for a concrete pour in Gallimore Avenue between Ns. 5-11 Gallimore Avenue be approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.   A fee of $1,540 for the temporary full road closure is payable by the applicant in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges;

2.   The temporary full road closure be advertised in the local newspaper providing 28 days’ notice for submissions, in accordance with the Roads Act;

3.   A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) be submitted by the applicant to the Roads and Maritime Services for consideration and approval;

4.   A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) which has been prepared by a certified Traffic Controller, is to be submitted to Council for review with a copy of the Traffic Controllers certification number attached to the plan, not less than 5 days prior to implementation of closure;

5.   A Road Occupancy License be obtained by the applicant from the Transport Management Centre;

6.   Notice of the proposed closure be forwarded by the applicant to the NSW Police, the Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Ambulance Services;

7.   Notification signs advising of the proposed road closures and new traffic arrangements to be strategically installed and maintained by the applicant at each end of the street at least 7 days prior to the closure;

8.   All affected residents and businesses shall be notified in writing, by the applicant, of the proposed temporary road closure at least 7 days in advance of the closure with the applicant making reasonable provision for residents;

9.   Vehicular and pedestrian access for residents and businesses to their off-street car parking spaces be maintained where possible whilst site works are in progress;

10. Adequate vehicular traffic control shall be provided for the protection and convenience of pedestrians and motorists including appropriate signage and flagging. Workers shall be specially designated for this role, as necessary to comply with this condition. This is to be carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 1742.3 - Traffic Control Devices for works on roads;

11. The holder of this approval shall indemnify the Council against all claims, damages and costs incurred by, or charges made against, the Council in respect to death or injury to any person or damage in any way arising out of this approval. In this regard, a public liability insurance policy for an amount not less than $20,000,000 for any one occurrence is to be obtained and is to note the Council as an interested party. The holder of this approval shall inform its insurer of the terms of this condition and submit a copy of the insurance policy to the Council prior to commencement of the work the subject of this approval;

12. The operator of any unit exercising this approval shall have this approval with them and produce it if required along with any other relevant authority approvals granted in the connection with the work;

13. Mobile cranes, cherry pickers or concrete boom pumps shall not stand within the public way for extended periods when not in operation under this approval; and

14. The operation of the heavy plant shall not give rise to an "offensive noise" as defined in the Protection of Environment Operations Act, 1997. Furthermore, vibrations and/or emission of gases that are created during its operations and which are a nuisance, or dangerous to public health are not permitted; all work is to be carried out in accordance with Work Cover requirements; and the costs to repair damages, as a result of these works, to Council's footway and roadway areas will be borne by the applicant.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0917 Item 14    Elswick Street at Macauley Street, Carlisle Street & Marlborough Street, Leichhardt– Proposed Traffic Calming/Intersection Treatment (Leichhardt Ward /Balmain Electorate / Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has been investigating the traffic conditions in Elswick Street, Leichhardt. A number of residents have expressed concerns regarding the speed of vehicles and accidents that have occurred in Elswick Street, between Allen Street and Marion Street.

 

In order to improve intersection safety and reduce the speed of traffic, it is proposed to install

intersection treatments in Elswick Street in the form of raised traffic islands at the following

locations:

·  Intersection of Macauley Street

·  Intersection of Carlisle Street

·  Intersection of Marlborough Street

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The proposed intersection treatments and associated linemarking (Attachment 1) in Elswick Street at the intersections of Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street be supported.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The proposed intersection treatments and associated linemarking (Attachment 1) in Elswick Street at the intersections of Macauley Street, Carlisle Street and Marlborough Street be supported.

 

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 15    Traffic Calming – Church Street, Croydon, Between Lang Street and Croydon Road, Croydon
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC) 

SUMMARY

 

Council is proposing to improve pedestrian and motorist safety in Church Street, between

Lang Street and Croydon Road. The proposal is based on recommendations from the formal

Ashfield Council's Traffic Management Strategy which was endorsed by Council on 23rd

August 2016 following a period of community engagement.

 

The proposed work includes:

·  introducing landscaped kerb blisters on Church Street, west of Birriga Road;

·  constructing landscaped kerb extensions in front of No.97 Church Street;

·  installing kerb ramps on both kerb extensions in front of No.97 Church Street;

·  introducing bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.115 Church Street and No.97

    Church Street; and

·  painting associated line markings.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The following traffic calming devices be installed:

 

1.    Bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.115 Church Street with one landscaped kerb blister on the northern side of Church Street, west of Birriga Road (See drawing 537 Edition 1); and

2.   Bus friendly speed cushions in front of No.97 Church Street with two kerb extensions and pram ramps, and 'No Stopping' signs (See drawing 537 Edition 2).

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers advised that a resident has requested the removal of the bus stop on the southern side of Church Street opposite No. 107 to provide 3 parking spaces. After consultation with STA, approval from Transport NSW was received for the removal of that bus stop. Council Officers propose to undertake this removal during the traffic calming works. In addition, Council Officers propose to signpost the bus stop on the northern side of Church Street outside No. 129, subject to resident consultation, to prevent cars parking in the bus zone. The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation and the proposed additional works to the bus stops in Church Street.

 

Public speaker: Ms Rene Holmes (arrived at 11.19am)

 

Ms Holmes stated that Sydney Buses and emergency services were opposed to the installation of chicanes in Church Street when it was first proposed in 2001 as it would be difficult for buses and emergency services to travel through the devices. She noted that the chicanes were proposed because Church Street is close to a children’s playground; however, a fence has since been erected around the playground to improve safety for its users.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.    Bus friendly speed cushions be installed in front of No.115 Church Street with one landscaped kerb blister on the northern side of Church Street, west of Birriga Road. (See drawing 537 Edition 1);

2.   Bus friendly speed cushions be installed in front of No.97 Church Street with two kerb extensions and pram ramps, and 'No Stopping' signs. (See drawing 537 Edition 2):

3.  The bus stop on the southern side of Church Street opposite No. 107 be removed; and

4.   The bus stop on the northern side of Church Street outside No. 129 be formalised as a ‘Bus Zone’ with regulatory signposting.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0917 Item 16    Traffic Calming – Intersection of Croydon Road And Church Street, Croydon
(Leichhardt Ward/Strathfield Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

The feasibility of providing a roundabout at the intersection of Church Street and Croydon

Road, Croydon following requests from residents has included various investigations by the

former Ashfield Council over a number of years.

 

The findings of a study report into the provision of a roundabout are detailed in the report in conjunction with a feasibility report provided by an independent traffic consultant that does not recommend the installation of a roundabout at the above location.

 

It is proposed to consult residents on two alternate treatment options in maintaining the current 'STOP' control at the intersection, with or without providing an additional right turn lane on the eastern approach of Church Street at Croydon Road. Also, associated 'No Stopping' restrictions at the intersection and a speed hump (or cushions) treatment in Croydon Road on the northern approach is proposed under the two options.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

Based on the report findings and draft concept options prepared, that resident consultation be undertaken on the following two options:

1.   Option 1 (drawing No.2684.01A) Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection with additional right turn lane on eastern approach in Church Street at Croydon Road with:

a.   Installation of speed hump (or cushions) in Croydon Road, approximately 60m north of Church Street;

b.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 21m on both sides of Church Street, east of Croydon Road;

c.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 15m on east side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street and for 22m on east side of Croydon Road, south of Church Street; and

d.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 16m on west side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street.

 

2.   Option 2: (existing conditions) Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection on Church Street, with;

a.   Installation of speed hump (or cushions) on Croydon Road, approximately 60m north of Church Street;

b.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 15m on east side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street and for 22m on east side of Croydon Road, south of Church Street; and

c.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 16m on west side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Ms Holmes expressed her frustration that after many requests from residents since 2001 for a roundabout at the intersection of Church Street and Croydon Street, Council has not taken action to install one. Ashfield Council approved roundabout concept plan on 26 March 2002. Ms Holmes stated that traffic volumes in Church Street east increased when traffic lights were installed on Frederick Street in 1997. She stated that motorists use Croydon Road and Church Street to bypass congestion and traffic lights at Frederick Street and Parramatta Road, and the increase in traffic has resulted in more accidents at the intersection which often go unreported.  Ms Holmes stated a roundabout can and should be built at the intersection of Church and Croydon Streets to improve safety for motorists and residents.

 

(Ms Holmes left at 11.33am)

 

Council Officers tabled the following figures for a recent traffic count taken in Church Street, between Croydon Road and Knocklayde Street, Croydon. The traffic count was taken over the week of 30 August to 6 September 2017:

 

·    An average of 4,418 vehicles per day travelled in both directions

·    An average of 1,776 vehicles per day travelled westbound

·    An average of 2,640 vehicles per day travelled eastbound

·    85% percentile speed was 47.2km/h

·    97.2% Class 1 vehicles (cars)

Council Officers stated that the two options recommended for community consultation was based on analysis of the intersection’s topography, geometry, bus movements, reported crash history and advice from an independent traffic consultant.

 

The representative for Ashfield Police stated that they determined on site that a roundabout at the Church Street and Croydon Street intersection would not be feasible because the height of the roundabout would have to be low enough for buses to move through; however, it would have to be so low that cars would travel over the roundabout instead of manoeuvring around it. Ashfield Police stated they also observed that congestion at the intersection mainly occurred during school start and end times.

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

Based on the report findings and draft concept options prepared, that resident consultation be undertaken on the following two options:

1.   Option 1 (drawing No.2684.01A) Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection with additional right turn lane on eastern approach in Church Street at Croydon Road with:

a.   Installation of speed hump (or cushions) in Croydon Road, approximately 60m north of Church Street;

b.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 21m on both sides of Church Street, east of Croydon Road;

c.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 15m on east side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street and for 22m on east side of Croydon Road, south of Church Street; and

d.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 16m on west side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street.

 

2.   Option 2: (existing conditions) Retention of existing 'Stop' controlled intersection on Church Street, with;

a.   Installation of speed hump (or cushions) on Croydon Road, approximately 60m north of Church Street;

b.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 15m on east side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street and for 22m on east side of Croydon Road, south of Church Street; and

c.   Installation of 'No Stopping' restrictions for 16m on west side of Croydon Road, north of Church Street.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 17    Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill – Proposed Traffic Signals & Permanent Full Road Closure Concept Plan (Ashfield Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield & Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

As part of the approved mix-used development proposal at 2-32 Summer Hill Flour Mill,

Summer Hill, conditions were imposed on the developer to signalise the intersection at Old

Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill. The intersection design has progressed into a concept design and is awaiting RMS comments on proposed signal design plan.

 

A concept design plan has been finalised for the proposed traffic signals at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor.

 

Consultation was undertaken with owners and occupiers of properties adjacent to Illawarra

Road and Woodland Street, regarding the proposal. A summary of the consultation results is presented in this report for consideration. It is recommended that the signs and line markings associated with the proposed concept plan be approved in principal subject to the concurrence of the RMS.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

The concept design of the proposed traffic signals and associated signs and line markings at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road (as per design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) be APPROVED in principal subject to;

 

1.    The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill; and

2.    The detailed design plan be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Ms Rada Cvetkovic-Todorovic (attended at 11.48am)

 

Ms Cvetkovic-Todorovic tabled a letter to Council outlining her objections to the proposed permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road and stated the following:

 

·    Removing vehicle access to the front of her property at 115 Old Canterbury Road will decrease its value by 10%.

·    The potential to redevelop her property would be limited if the road is permanently closed.

·    Emergency vehicles would have difficulty locating and accessing the property if vehicle access to the front of the property is removed.

·    A sewage access point in Edward Lane is located behind her property and access to her off-street parking is often blocked by sewage maintenance vehicles.

·    The main sewer line for the area runs though the rear of No.115. In cases of major sewage problems and works, the back of her property will be inaccessible.

·    The garage of her property becomes flooded during heavy rain. If parking at the front of her property is removed and her garage is inaccessible, she would have to find parking several hundred metres away from the property which is inconvenient when carrying shopping bags, particularly in bad weather. It also raises safety concerns when walking in the quiet streets at night.

·    Edward Lane is narrow and access to off-street parking in the lane would be more difficult if cars are parked in the lane. Her family also owns a 5.8 metre boat and it would be impossible to pass cars parked in Edward Lane.

·    In the 8 years she has lived in No.115, she and her family and have not witnessed any accidents involving traffic or pedestrians at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road and Weston Street and believes the intersection is not dangerous.

·    She has spoken to affected residents and they also share her objections to the proposed road closure and hope there is another solution to addressing safety concerns at the proposed signalised intersection.

 

(Ms Rada Cvetkovic-Todorovic left at 11.59am)

 

Public speaker: Mr Justin Foong (arrived at 12pm)

 

Mr Justin Foong, from EG Developments, stated that it is not the developer’s preference to permanently close the section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor. He stated that the road closure was proposed after exhausting various options to address safety concerns at the proposed signalised intersection raised by Council engineers and RMS.

 

Mr Foong noted that during community consultations, only one resident at 119 Old Canterbury Road made submissions and that was a request to maintain the buffer between their property and Old Canterbury Road. He acknowledged that the resident at No.115 has raised issues with the proposed road closure that the developer was not previously aware of. The developer had previously assumed that rear lane access would provide sufficient parking after the road closure; however, they were not aware that the resident at No.115 has two cars and a boat which would make parking in the lane impractical.

 

The speaker advised that if the section of road is kept open, once signalisation of the intersection is complete, there will still be a reduction of three parking spaces in Old Canterbury Road due to the ‘No Stopping’ signage required and the distances from signals required.

 

(Mr Foong left at 12.05pm)

 

The representative for Ashfield Police stated that removing vehicle access to the street would make it difficult for emergency vehicles to locate and access the affected properties. He noted that the properties with rear lane access are not identifiable from the rear.

 

The Committee members agreed that more consideration of the design is required to account for emergency vehicle access to 115-123 Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The concept design of the proposed traffic signals and associated signs and line markings at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road (as per design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) be APPROVED in principal subject to;

 

1.    The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, with the inclusion of a vehicle access point into the permanent road closure area to provide emergency vehicle access only to the front of properties 115-123 Old Canterbury Road; and

2.    The detailed design plan be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 18    Corunna Road, Stanmore - Proposal to Implement Permit Parking Scheme
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Residents of Stanmore have requested Council to extend the streets covered by the M15

Resident Permit Parking Scheme to include Corunna Road between Canon Street and

Northumberland Avenue, to Macaulay Road between Percival Avenue (Lane and

Northumberland Lane West. Community consultation and parking occupancy surveys have

informed a number of recommendations which will increase the number of parking

opportunities for residents. The recommendations provide a balanced approach allowing for visitors, businesses and residents by applying permit parking to only one side of the road.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

1.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) in Corunna Road Canon Street to Percival Road (northern side) be APPROVED;

2.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) in Corunna Road - Percival Road to Northumberland Avenue (southern side) be APPROVED;

3.   Conversion of ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) Corunna Road Northumberland Avenue to Northumberland  Lane East (northern side) be APPROVED;

4.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15)Macaulay Road - Percival Avenue (Lane)  to Northumberland Lane West (southern side) be APPROVED; 

5.   Conversion of existing ‘1P 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’  to ‘1P Permit Holders Excepted 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’ (Area M15) in Percival Road from Corunna Lane to Corunna Road  (eastern side) be APPROVED; and

6.   Implementation of ‘Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones with all permit parking where required be APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

1.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) in Corunna Road Canon Street to Percival Road (northern side) be APPROVED;

2.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) in Corunna Road - Percival Road to Northumberland Avenue (southern side) be APPROVED;

3.   Conversion of ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15) Corunna Road Northumberland Avenue to Northumberland  Lane East (northern side) be APPROVED;

4.   Conversion of  ‘unrestricted’ parking to ‘2P Permit Holders Excepted’ 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (Area M15)Macaulay Road - Percival Avenue (Lane)  to Northumberland Lane West (southern side) be APPROVED; 

5.   Conversion of existing ‘1P 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’  to ‘1P Permit Holders Excepted 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday’ (Area M15) in Percival Road from Corunna Lane to Corunna Road  (eastern side) be APPROVED; and

6.   Implementation of ‘Statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zones with all permit parking where required be APPROVED.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 19    Requests for Mobility Parking Spaces
(Marrickville & Stanmore Wards/Newtown & Heffron Electorates / Marrickville & Newtown LACS)

SUMMARY

 

A number of requests have been received from residents for the provision of dedicated

mobility parking space outside their residence. It is recommended that the following 'Mobility Parking' spaces be approved as the applicants current medical conditions warrant the provision of the space and they have constrained or no off-street parking opportunities.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the following locations:

 

1.       Northern side of Westbourne Street, Stanmore infront of property no. 50 Westbourne Street, Stanmore;

2.       Northern side of Denison Road, Lewisham infront of property no. 34 Denison Road, Lewisham;

3.       Southern side of Hutchinson street, St Peters infront of property no. 55 Hutchinson street, St Peters;

be APPROVED as a ‘mobility parking’ space, subject to:

a)      The operation of the dedicated parking space be valid for twelve (12) months from the date of installation;

b)      The applicant advising Council of any changes in circumstances affecting the need for the special parking space; and

c)      The applicant is requested to furnish a medical certificate and current mobility permit justifying the need for the mobility parking space for its continuation after each 12 months period.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the following locations:

 

1.       Northern side of Westbourne Street, Stanmore infront of property no. 50 Westbourne Street, Stanmore;

2.       Northern side of Denison Road, Lewisham infront of property no. 34 Denison Road, Lewisham;

3.       Southern side of Hutchinson street, St Peters infront of property no. 55 Hutchinson street, St Peters;

be APPROVED as a ‘mobility parking’ space, subject to:

a)      The operation of the dedicated parking space be valid for twelve (12) months from the date of installation;

b)      The applicant advising Council of any changes in circumstances affecting the need for the special parking space; and

c)      The applicant is requested to furnish a medical certificate and current mobility permit justifying the need for the mobility parking space for its continuation after each 12 months period.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 20    Macaulay Lane at Bridge Road, Stanmore - Conversion of 'No Parking' To Unrestricted
(Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received representation from a business located on the corner of Bridge Road and Macaulay Lane for a review or the ‘No Parking’ restriction in Macaulay Lane. Following a review of the existing conditions a proposal is being made to convert a section of the laneway to ‘unrestricted’ parking in order to increase parking opportunities for business and visitors to the area.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

 

THAT:

 

The conversion of a section of Macaulay Lane between Bridge Road and the western end of the  loading dock of 10 Bridge Road (southern side); from ‘No Parking’ to ‘unrestricted’ parking be APPROVED to increase parking opportunities in the area

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The conversion of a section of Macaulay Lane between Bridge Road and the western end of the  loading dock of 10 Bridge Road (southern side); from ‘No Parking’ to ‘unrestricted’ parking be APPROVED to increase parking opportunities in the area

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T0917 Item 21    Requests for ‘Works Zone’ Adjacent to Construction Site
(Marrickville Ward / Summer Hill Electorate / Marrickville LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been received from Quality Construction Management for the provision of

'Works Zone' adjacent to 24 Premier Street, Marrickville to facilitate construction deliveries and permit the parking of construction vehicles during loading and unloading activities.

It is recommended that the 'Works Zone' be approved for the construction works subject to

Council fees and charges.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.       The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 16 metres in length) on the southern side of Premier Street adjacent to property 24 Premier  Street, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works; and

 

2.       The costs of supply, installation and removal of the signs and ‘Works Zone’ fees in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges are to be borne by the applicant.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.       The installation of a ‘Works Zone 7AM-5.30PM Mon-Sat’ (total of 16 metres in length) on the southern side of Premier Street adjacent to property 24 Premier  Street, Marrickville be APPROVED for a period of twelve (12) months, for the proposed construction works; and

 

2.       The costs of supply, installation and removal of the signs and ‘Works Zone’ fees in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges are to be borne by the applicant.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

T0917 Item 22    Glassop Street, Balmain – Motorbike Parking
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received concerns regarding blocked vehicular access to the driveway of No.106 Glassop Street, Balmain because of vehicles over-hanging the driveway.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

3m of ‘Motor Bike Only’ parking be installed on the southern side of Glassop Street between the driveways of No. 106 and No. 108 Glassop Street, Balmain.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

3m of ‘Motor Bike Only’ parking be installed on the southern side of Glassop Street between the driveways of No. 106 and No. 108 Glassop Street, Balmain.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 23    Schultz Street, Balmain – No Stopping Zone
(Balmain Ward/Balmain Electorate/Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Council has received concerns from a resident regarding traffic obstructions when there are vehicles parked on both sides of Shultz Street, Balmain (west of Memory Lane).

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone currently in place on the southern side of Schultz Street west of Memory Lane be extended by 5m to the west.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the existing ‘No Stopping’ zone currently in place on the southern side of Schultz Street west of Memory Lane be extended by 5m to the west.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 24    Minor Traffic Facilities (Leichhardt & Balmain Wards/ Balmain Electorate/ Leichhardt LAC)

SUMMARY

 

This report deals with minor traffic facility applications received by Inner West Council,

Leichhardt and includes ‘Disabled Parking’ and ‘Works Zone’ applications.

             

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.70 Allen Street, Leichhardt;

2.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.31Harris Street, Balmain (overhanging No.33 Harris Street by 1.8m) replacing the existing 2P ticket parking restrictions;

3.   A 23m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.47-51Norton Street, Leichhardt for 12 weeks including the temporary removal of the existing ‘No Stopping Police Vehicles Excepted’ restrictions;

4.   A 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.15 Rose Street, Annandale for 12 weeks subject to concurrence being received from the residents of No.13 Rose Street; and

5.   A 30m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Thornton Street on the side boundary of Nos.551-557 Darling Street, Rozelle including the installation of the statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Thornton Street, west of Darling Street.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Council Officers advised that the proposed Works Zone to be installed in front of No.13 and No.15 Rose Street, Annandale (part 4 of the Officer’s recommendation) has been amended to the front of No.15 and No.17 Rose Street, Annandale.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.70 Allen Street, Leichhardt;

2.   A 6m ‘Disabled Parking’ zone be installed in front of No.31Harris Street, Balmain (overhanging No.33 Harris Street by 1.8m) replacing the existing 2P ticket parking restrictions;

3.   A 23m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.47-51Norton Street, Leichhardt for 12 weeks including the temporary removal of the existing ‘No Stopping Police Vehicles Excepted’ restrictions;

4.   A 10m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in front of No.15 Rose Street, Annandale for 12 weeks subject to concurrence being received from the residents of No.17 Rose Street; and

5.   A 30m 'Works Zone 7.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri, 7.00am - 1.00pm Sat' be installed in Thornton Street on the side boundary of Nos.551-557 Darling Street, Rozelle including the installation of the statutory 10m ‘No Stopping’ zone on the southern side of Thornton Street, west of Darling Street.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 25    Salisbury Road, Camperdown – Proposal for Car Share Parking Space (Stanmore Ward/Newtown Electorate/Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

Requests have been received from local residents of Salisbury Road, Camperdown and

GoGet Car Share representatives for the installation of an on-street dedicated car share

parking space nearby their properties along Salisbury Road, Camperdown. Council officers

have now undertaken consultation with affected residents and the results of the consultation are presented in this report for consideration.

 

It is recommended that the installation of the proposed on-street dedicated car share parking

space detailed in this report be approved.

 

 

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

 

1.   The installation of 'No Parking - Council Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted' restrictions on the southern side of Salisbury Road, Camperdown, adjacent to property no. 143 Salisbury Road, Camperdown be APPROVED, in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents who participate in the car share scheme; and

2.   The costs of the supply and installation of the signposting be borne by the applicant.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Committee members agreed with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The installation of 'No Parking - Council Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted' restrictions on the southern side of Salisbury Road, Camperdown, adjacent to property no. 143 Salisbury Road, Camperdown be APPROVED, in order to provide parking opportunities for local residents who participate in the car share scheme; and

2.   The costs of the supply and installation of the signposting be borne by the applicant.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

T0917 Item 26    Hillcrest Street, Tempe – Proposed New Child Care Centre At No. 22a – DA201700339 (Marrickville Ward /Heffron Electorate / Newtown LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A Development Application (DA201700339) has been received to construct a new 2 storey 69 place child care centre with associated landscaping and basement car parking (on Lot No.5) 22A Hillcrest Street, Tempe.

 

It is recommended that the comments of the Local Traffic Committee be referred to Council’s Development Assessment section for consideration in determining the development application.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Public speaker: Mr Khanh Nguyen (attended at 12.22pm)

 

Mr Nguyen, representing the DA applicant, made the following comments in response to the Officer’s report:

 

·    It was acknowledged that there was an error in the applicant’s traffic modelling results which suggested that the level of service on Way Street and Unwins Bridge Road will improve. The applicant has sent an amended Traffic Impact Assessment report to Council’s Planners indicating that the level of service in those streets will stay the same based on traffic modelling. 

·    The applicant stands by their calculation that the development only requires 13 parking spaces rather than 14. It is believed that the provision of a service vehicle space is not required on the development based on the rate in Council’s DCP which states that one service vehicle is required per 2,000m2 Gross Floor Area (GFA). The proposed development is only 386m2 GFA, therefore a service vehicle space should not be a requirement.

·    The applicant believes that there is a shortfall of two parking spaces out of a required 13 spaces and is proposing that the shortfall be made up by two 90-degree angle parking spaces on Hillcrest Street. These two parking spaces would be used for drop-offs and pick-ups. Council’s DCP states that on-street parking spaces can be used for child care centre service due to the nature of the morning and afternoon usage.

·    Parking surveys show that Hillcrest Street has the capacity to provide two parking spaces to service the proposed child care centre. Hillcrest Street has 66 parking spaces and survey data showed that during morning and afternoon peak times, up to 25 spaces were vacant.

·    The applicant agreed that Hillcrest Lane should not be used for child care centre parking. This can be addressed as part of the approval process and the applicant can post ‘No Parking’ on both sides of the lane if that is required.

·    It is noted that the development does not provide a motorcycle parking space. The applicant proposes to incorporate a motorcycle space by removing one of the six bicycle spaces originally planned on the site.

(Mr Nguyen left at 12.32pm)

 

The representative for the Member for Heffron requested that the concerns from Council Officers and residents regarding the shortfall of on-site parking and the unsuitability of the two parking spaces proposed on Hillcrest Street, be noted as a Committee recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.   The concerns from Council Officers and residents regarding inadequate on-site parking in the proposed development be noted.

2.   The report be received and noted.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

Late Item                    Request For ‘No Parking’ Restrictions Across Driveway 57 Walker                             Avenue, Haberfield

                                    (Leichhardt Ward/Summer Hill Electorate/Ashfield LAC)

SUMMARY

 

A request has been made by an organisation ‘Advocate for People with Disabilities’ on behalf of a resident No. 57 Walker Avenue, Haberfield for ‘No Parking’ restrictions to be placed across her driveway for ambulance emergency access into the property.

 

The recommendation to provide ‘No Parking’ restrictions across the driveway would prevent illegal parking of vehicles and ensure that clearance and property access is available at all times for ambulances and other carer organisations.

 

Under exceptional circumstances as detailed below, the following recommendation is made.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The request is made on behalf of the resident, whose husband was involved in a serious accident some 10 years ago causing profound intellectual and physical disability, and who requires regular 24 hour care as a result of this accident.

 

It has been advised that on life threatening occasions, it has been necessary to rush him to Concord Hospital and RPA Hospitals by ambulances. It is vital that he receives medical support in the shortest possible time. Access into the property is requested to be made clear for ambulance and carer services at all times.

 

A copy of letter from the organisation ‘Advocate for People with Disabilities’ on behalf of the

resident No. 57 Walker Avenue, Haberfield, was tabled at the meeting and is attached.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

 

The proposed signage will be funded from Council’s operating budget.

 

OFFICER COMMENTS

 

The internal driveway to the property has been modified to cater for ambulance access with ramp construction to the front door of the property. There has been occasions when vehicles have parked across the driveway denying immediate and proper access for ambulances. It is also claimed that parking problems in the street are associated with West Connex workers and restaurant patrons in the area.

 

Signposting single dwelling properties with either ‘No Parking’ or ‘No Stopping’ signage would only add to signage clutter and creates an on-going maintenance demand for Council and thus is avoided in general. In this particular situation, ‘No Parking’ restrictions across the driveway could be considered under exceptional circumstances. The wife is prepared to accept that the restrictions could be placed in temporarily and monitored and reviewed every 6 months.

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

Not required. The addition of ‘No Parking’ restrictions across the driveway regulates and reinforces the Road Rules that vehicles must not park across driveways.

 

CONCLUSION

 

It is recommended that a full time 'No Parking' restriction be installed across the driveway of No. 57 Walker Avenue, Haberfield, and that the ‘No Parking’ restriction be monitored and reviewed every 6 months for continued use of the restriction across the driveway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Proposed ‘No Parking’ across driveway of No. 57 Walker Avenue, Haberfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy of letter- ‘Advocate for People with Disabilities’ for resident No. 57 Walker Avenue, Haberfield.

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

 

THAT:

            1.  A full time 'No Parking' restriction be installed across the driveway of No. 57 Walker

                 Avenue, Haberfield.

            2.  The ‘No Parking’ restrictions be monitored and reviewed every 6 months for

                 continued use of the restrictions across the driveway.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Following the meeting, the RMS, Police and State Member representatives advised by email of their support for the Officer’s Recommendation.

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

            1.  A full time 'No Parking' restriction be installed across the driveway of No. 57 Walker

                 Avenue, Haberfield.

            2.  The ‘No Parking’ restrictions be monitored and reviewed every 6 months for

                 continued use of the restrictions across the driveway.

 

For motion: Unanimous

 

 

Meeting closed at 12.58pm.

 

 

 

 

 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 10

Subject:         Investment Report as at 31 July 2017  

File Ref:        

Prepared By:     Brendhan Barry - Manager Financial Services  

Authorised By:  Michael Tzimoulas - Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

 

 

SUMMARY

In accordance with the requirements of clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council is provided with a listing of all investments made pursuant to section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993 and reported for periods ending 31 July 2017.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that a report be presented to Council each month listing all investments with a certification from the Responsible Accounting Officer. Attached to this report are further reports from Council’s Investment Advisors, Prudential Investment Services.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The Investment Holdings report (Attachment 1) for the period ending 31 July 2017 reflects Council’s holding in various investment categories these are listed in the table below. Council’s portfolio size has decreased by approximately $13 million to $189m of which 84% was rated A rated or above.

 

 

 


 


Environmental Commitments

 

Council’s holdings in Non-Fossil investments increased to approximately $129.2m with a relative total portfolio percentage increase (68% in July 2017 as opposed to 55% in June 2017) in Non-Fossil investments. The percentage increase was driven by a decrease in fossil fuel lending investments from $91.6m to $60.2m (due to maturities) while investments in non-fossil fuel lending ADIs increased from $110.7m to $129.2m. The attachments to this report summarise all investments held by Council and interest returns for periods ending 31 July 2017.

 

The period ending 31 July 2017, the portfolio for Inner West Council had a One-Month Portfolio Investment Return (2.76%) was above the UBSWA Bank Bill Index Benchmark (1.69%). Council has a well-diversified portfolio with 84% of the portfolio spread among the top three credit rating categories (A long term / A2 short term and higher).

 

The Current Market value is required to be accounted for by the accounting. The Current Market Value is a likely outcome if Council were to consider recalling the investment prior to its due date.

 

All investments made for the month of July 2017 have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act, Local Government Regulations and the Inner West Council Investment Policy.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

Investment Summary Report - Inner West Council - July 2017

2.

Inner West Council Economic and Investment Portfolio Commentary - July 2017

3.

Inner West Council - Summary - July 2017

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 

Item No:         C1017 Item 11

Subject:         Investment Report as at 31 August 2017  

File Ref:         17/4718

Prepared By:     Brendhan Barry - Manager Financial Services  

Authorised By:  Michael Tzimoulas - Deputy General Manager Chief Financial and Administration Officer

 

 

SUMMARY

In accordance with the requirements of clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council is provided with a listing of all investments made pursuant to section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993 and reported for periods ending 31 August 2017.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

The report be received and noted.

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that a report be presented to Council each month listing all investments with a certification from the Responsible Accounting Officer. Attached to this report are further reports from Council’s Investment Advisors, Prudential Investment Services.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The Investment Holdings report (Attachment 1) for the period ending 31 August 2017 reflects Council’s holding in various investment categories these are listed in the table below. Council’s portfolio size has decreased by approximately $8 million to $202m of which 87% was rated A rated or above.

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

Environmental Commitments

 

Council’s holdings in Non-Fossil investments increased to approximately $168.7m with a relative total portfolio percentage increase (77% in August 2017 as opposed to 68% in July 2017) in Non-Fossil investments. The percentage increase was driven by a decrease in fossil fuel lending investments from $60.2m to $51.6m (due to maturities) while investments in non-fossil fuel lending ADIs increased from $129.2m to $168.7m. The attachments to this report summarise all investments held by Council and interest returns for periods ending 31 August 2017.

 

The period ending 31 August 2017, the portfolio for Inner West Council had a One-Month Portfolio Investment Return (2.90%) was above the UBSWA Bank Bill Index Benchmark (1.69%). Council has a well-diversified portfolio with 87% of the portfolio spread among the top three credit rating categories (A long term / A2 short term and higher).

 

The Current Market value is required to be accounted for by the accounting. The Current Market Value is a likely outcome if Council were to consider recalling the investment prior to its due date.

 

All investments made for the month of August 2017 have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act, Local Government Regulations and the Inner West Council Investment Policy.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.

IWC Aug17 - summary

2.

IWC Aug17

3.

IWC Economic and Investment Portfolio Commentary Aug 17

  


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017

 


 


 


 


Header Logo

Council Meeting

12 October 2017